The NFL is known for having some of the richest athletes on the planet, and the top 10 richest players in the NFL have exuberant contracts that will ensure their families live luxuriously for generations to come.
Forbes recently ranked the top 100 richest athletes in all of sports, and the NFL unsurprisingly led the way with 30 players in the top 100. The list included not only the total salary of each player but the money the players earned via endorsements as well.
The top 10 NFL players in the top 100 richest athletes have some jaw-dropping numbers, but are they worth the cost to their NFL franchises?
With such a rigorous salary-cap system currently in place in the NFL, teams have to spend wisely to field a competitive squad each year. Investing so much money in one player could set a franchise back a decade, or it could allow the team to win a few Super Bowls.
Here are the top 10 richest NFL players and whether they are worth the cost.
Disclaimer: All contract and endorsement numbers used in this slideshow are pulled directly from the Forbes 100 Richest Athletes list, which can be found here.