Missing an entire season didn’t stop Peyton Manning from making a whole lot of money.
Sports Illustrated is out with its annual list of the 50 highest-paid athletes in American sports, and Manning is the top football player in the group, due to make a total of $31 million this year — $18 million from the Broncos and $13 million in endorsements.
Manning is the seventh-highest paid athlete in all of American sports. Floyd Mayweather tops the list at $85 million, followed by Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Alex Rodriguez.
Other NFL players on the list include Larry Fitzgerald ($26.75 million), Mario Williams ($25.5 million), Calvin Johnson ($22.75 million), Tom Brady ($22.25 million), Eli Manning ($21.75 million), Arian Foster ($19.75 million), Kevin Kolb ($17.5 million), Robert Mathis ($17.125 million), Calais Campbell ($17.1 million) and Charles Woodson ($15.8 million). The list was compiled before Drew Brees signed his five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints.