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)