NFL Career Earnings: Players With Most Career Earnings

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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit LionsSunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Green Bay, Wis.
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  • Tom Brady ($332,962,392) has made the most money all-time among NFL players.
  • Aaron Rodgers ($305,608,010) is the active career earnings leader.

Overall, the NFL is close to a $20 billion per year business, so naturally, its players will make a lot of money.

In 2022, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford was the highest-paid player in the league at $61.5 million in total cash.

Stafford is not the leader in all-time career earnings, nor is he the leader in all-time career earnings among active players. But the top-7 players in active career earnings are all quarterbacks, including Stafford.

Below are the active players with the most career earnings and the career money earnings leaders of all time (as of the 2022 season).

NFL Career Earnings: Active Players With Most Career Earnings

RankPlayerPositionCareer Earnings
1Aaron RodgersQB$305,608,010
2Matthew StaffordQB$300,806,037
3Matt RyanQB$291,713,631
4Russell WilsonQB$238,362,520
5Kirk CousinsQB$201,669,486
6Joe FlaccoQB$174,383,819
7Ryan TannehillQB$168,975,979
8Ndamukong SuhDL$168,165,157
9Von MillerDE$164,385,534
10Trent WilliamsLT$148,540,970
11Julio JonesWR$148,125,821
12Jared GoffQB$135,041,068
13Calais CampbellDL$134,591,393
14Dak PrescottQB$131,317,825
15Carson WentzQB$128,659,340
16Aaron DonaldDL$128,614,238
17Khalil MackDL$127,445,498
18Jimmy GaroppoloQB$125,317,439
19Jason PetersDL$119,174,582
20Chandler JonesDE$115,907,510
21Fletcher CoxDL$115,890,246
22Robert QuinnDL$112,630,637
23Tyron SmithLT$111,797,504
24DeAndre HopkinsWR$111,577,890
25David BakhtiariLT$109,946,517

NFL Career Earnings: Players With Most Career Earnings All Time

RankPlayerPositionCareer Earnings
1Tom BradyQB$332,962,392
2Aaron RodgersQB$305,608,010
3Matthew StaffordQB$300,806,037
4Matt RyanQB$291,713,631
5Drew BreesQB$269,710,422
6Ben RoethlisbergerQB$267,286,864
7Eli ManningQB$252,280,004
8Peyton ManningQB$248,732,000
9Philip RiversQB$243,944,322
10Russell WilsonQB$238,362,520
11Kirk CousinsQB$201,669,486
12Alex SmithQB$189,725,000
13Larry FitzgeraldWR$180,757,239
14Joe FlaccoQB$174,383,819
15Carson PalmerQB$174,148,722
16Ryan TannehillQB$168,975,979
17Ndamukong SuhDL$168,165,157
18Julius PeppersDE$164,973,786
19Von MillerDE$164,385,534
20Trent WilliamsLT$148,540,970
21Julio JonesWR$148,125,821
22Brett FavreQB$137,829,000
23Derek CarrQB$135,666,395
24Jared GoffQB$135,041,068
25Calais CampbellDE$134,591,393

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