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Neither Brady nor Mahomes, Dak Prescott is the highest paid player in the NFL

MEXICO CITY.- On September 9, the 2021-2022 season of the National Football League () begins and with it several stars of the league will be shining on the playing field and off it, due to their millionaire salaries.

The NFL is the North American sports industry that moves more money and this is confirmed by the contracts of millions of dollars involved and other quite generous bonuses that American football players received, making them the highest paid of the season.

Here is the list of better paid of the season, according to Forbes.

That figure is due to the $ 66 million he received upfront, the largest bonus in NFL history, and $ 12 million off the field.

Thus, the 28-year-old player occupies the first place in the Forbes ranking, followed by the seven-time Super Bowl champion, Tom , who occupies the second position with 72.5 million dollars.

Brady’s earnings are due to he received $ 45 million off the field for a massive partnership with cryptocurrency FTX.

In addition, the bonuses he received from winning the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers helped the 44-year-old quarterback beat the NFL’s off-field record of $ 31 million, an amount set by the the Forbes list of the highest paid gamers in the world.

Third on the Forbes list goes to Patrick , who signed a 10-year contract, valued at $ 450 million, with the Kansas City Chiefs, making it the largest deal in NFL history.

Although he did not win the Super Bowl, Mahomes remains one of the highest paid players. The quarterback helped his team create space under the new salary cap, with $ 21.7 million, money that became a bonus for the player.

On the other hand, the quarterback began to increase his fortune after in 2020 he won the Super bowl, a victory that began to generate earnings of $ 22 million, so his total earnings are $ 44.8 million.

Quarterbacks dominate Forbes ‘list of highest-paid NFL players, as the Green Bay Packers’ Aron Rodgers ranks fourth with $ 33.4 million, followed by San Francisco 49ers tackler Trent. Williams, with $ 33.3 million.

Other NFL players who stand out on Forbes’ list of the better paid of the world are: Jonathan Allen, with 31.2 million dollars; Russel Wilson, with $ 31 million; Trevor Lawrence, with $ 30.8 million; Jared Goff, with $ 27.7 million and Leonard Williams, with $ 26.2 million.

According to Forbes calculations, the top ten highest paid players in the NFL, on and off the court, will earn $ 418 million in 2021, a 9 percent increase over 2020.

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