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Jared Goff ranks No. 15 on Forbes Top 100 highest-paid athletes for 2020

The former Cal QB raked in $49M over the past calendar year according to Forbes

Arizona Cardinals v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The friendly folks over at Forbes reminded us that athletes are superior in more ways than their athletic prowess, and once again showed us how much money those top-earning athletes in the world made over the past 365 days. With their annual release of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, the famed magazine released digital profiles on all 100 athletes that included a breakdown of where their funds came from.

Cracking that list at No. 15 overall was former California Golden Bears QB and current Los Angeles Rams standout Jared Goff. Earning a reported $49M from June to June, Goff’s earnings were said to come from $47M in his salary/winnings and another $2M from endorsements.

Goff’s current deal with the Rams, signed in 2019, is for four years at $134M including a $25M signing bonus and a $21 million roster bonus. He also is stated to earn $2M from sponsorship deals with brands like Pizza Hut, Red Bull, Bose, BMW, Banana Republic and, of course, Nike.

He even launched a clothing line in 2019 titled “JG16”, selling t-shirts, hoodies and hats.

Goff is no stranger to goodwill, either. He donated $250,000 to the L.A. Food Bank, covering upwards of one million meals for people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The former Cal standout QB ranks 15th overall, third among NFL players and third among quarterbacks. He ranks second among LA-based athletes, falling behind Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James (5th — $88.2M).

Here’s how the rest of the NFL landed on the list:

9th — Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins ($60.5M)
10th — Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz ($59.1M)
15th — Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff ($49M)
21st — Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady ($45M)
22nd — New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees ($44.8M)
26th — Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones ($40.5M)
37th — Falcons DT Grady Jarrett ($33.1M)
39th — Saints WR Michael Thomas ($32.4)
45th — Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ($30.1M)
47th — Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan ($29.5M)
59th — San Francisco 49ers DE Arik Armstead ($26.8M)
63rd — Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey ($26.5)
65th — Philadelphia Eagles CB Darius Slay ($26.1M)
74th — Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner ($25M)
75th — Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper ($24.9M)
77th — Chicago Bears DE Robert Quinn ($24.7M)
80th — Cincinnati Bengals CB Trae Waynes ($24.3M)
81st — Falcons DE Dante Fowler Jr. ($24.2M)
83rd — Oakland Raiders QB Marcus Mariota ($23.9M)
T85th — 49ers DE Nick Bosa ($23.7M)
T85th — Carolina Panthers LB Shaq Thompson ($23.7M)
88th — Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers ($23.4M)
89th — Cowboys RB Elliott ($23.3M)
91st — Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ($23M)
92nd — Saints T Andrus Peat ($22.7M)
T94th — Houston Texans DT D.J. Reader ($22.4M)
T94th — New York Jets DT Quinnen Williams ($22.4M)
97th — Free Agent QB Cam Newton ($22.2M)
98th — Jacksonville Jaguars DE Calais Campbell ($22.1M)
99th — Raiders QB Derek Carr ($22M)