At a time when many are wringing their hands over a college football player making $1 million in name, image, and likeness deals, one specific NFL player made nearly 10 times that amount in, basically, NIL deals through the NFL Players Association.
That’s a record for one player. No. 2 on the list was Patrick Mahomes, at $3.3 million.
Those numbers refer only to deals through the union, such as jersey and trading-card sales.
Forbes has estimated that Brady makes $52 million per year in total endorsement money. Throw in the money he makes from his various other business interests — and with $37.5 million per year eventually coming from Fox — Brady could indeed be in position to buy an NFL team, sooner or later.
Maybe sooner than later.