Mannings Lead Way In Career NFL Salaries

Image result for Mannings Lead Way In Career NFL SalariesThe Mannings are synonymous with NFL quarterbacking. They also could open a bank.

Led by Peyton Manning, quarterbacks fill the top 10 spots on the list of NFL players with the highest career earnings. Brother Eli Manning is No. 1 among current players.

According to Spotrac, Peyton Manning, is No. 1 all-time with career earnings of $248,732,000. Eli Manning has career earnings of $235,280,004 through the 2018 season.  Assuming he makes the roster and pockets all of this year’s contract, he’ll surpass his brother with career earnings of $252,280,004.

Peyton Manning was worth every penny. A five-time MVP, seven-time All-Pro, 14-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion, he ranks No. 1 in NFL history with 539 passing touchdowns and No. 2 with 71,940 passing yards. His 55 touchdown passes in 2013 remains an NFL record.

Eli Manning, on the other hand, will retire as one of the more polarizing figures in NFL history. He’s a two-time Super Bowl champion who has the numbers, ranking seventh in career passing yards and eighth in passing touchdowns, but he’s only a four-time Pro Bowler and never an All-Pro. While he’s never led the league in touchdowns or passing yards, he has led the league three times in interceptions.

As you’d expect, current quarterbacks dominate the list.

New Orleans’ Drew Brees is third with $221.7 million of career earnings. Brees is No. 1 all-time in completions and passing yards and is No. 2 with 520 touchdown passes. With 20 touchdowns, he’ll take that title away from Peyton Manning. Remarkably, he set an NFL record with a 72.0 percent completion rate in 2017, then broke the record last year at 74.4 percent. Just as remarkably, he’s only a one-time All-Pro and never won MVP.

New England’s Tom Brady is fourth with $212.2 million of career earnings. All Brady has won is six Super Bowls. A three-time All-Pro, three-time MVP and 14-time Pro Bowler, Brady ranks third all-time in touchdown passes – his 517 are three behind Brees and 22 behind Peyton Manning – and fourth in passing yards.

Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers is fifth with $204 million of career earnings. A one-time Super Bowl champion and two-time All-Pro and MVP, Rodgers is No. 1 all-time in passer rating and No. 10 in touchdown passes.

The Chargers’ Philip Rivers is sixth with $202.9 million of career earnings. An eight-time Pro Bowler, he ranks in the top 10 in every meaningful passing category, including sixth in touchdowns and eighth in passing yards. He has played in only one conference championship game, however.

Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger is seventh with $187.3 million of career earnings. The six-time Pro Bowler owns two Super Bowl rings and is sixth all-time in passing yards and seventh in touchdowns.

Atlanta’s Matt Ryan is eighth with $178.7 million of career earnings. A four-time Pro Bowler and one-time All-Pro and MVP, Ryan is 12th in passing yards and passing touchdowns through his first 11 seasons.

Detroit’s Matthew Stafford is ninth with $178.3 million of career earnings. Stafford has been selected to only one Pro Bowl in his 10 seasons. He should move into the top 20 in career passing yards and touchdowns this season. Stafford, however, is just 0-3 in career playoff games.

Former Arizona and Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer is 10th with $174.1 million of career earnings. Palmer, who retired after the 2017 season, is 13th all-time in passing yards and passing touchdowns. He was selected to three Pro Bowls in 14 seasons but won only one playoff game in four starts.

Breaking up the quarterback monopoly are retired pass rusher Julius Peppers, who is 11th all-time with $165.0 million in career earnings, and Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who is 12th with $163.3 million of career earnings.