Last year, Tom Brady earned a record $9.5 million last year through NFLPA deals

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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.

Via Daniel Kaplan of, Tom Brady earned $9.5 million in group licensing and marketing deals through the NFLPA in the fiscal year ending February 28, 2022.

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.

10 responses to “Last year, Tom Brady earned a record $9.5 million last year through NFLPA deals

  1. All that money for someone who doesn’t need it. What a disgrace. These companies should offer these kind of endorsement deals with the same money to people living in poverty. Families who can’t afford medications or even food for their children. But no, they keep throwing money to this guy, who will never be able to spend it all.

  2. He’ll need his wife to co-sign to buy a team. Their combined net worth is near 900 million so certainly possible they could lead a group of investors..

  3. To mention a college player making 10 times less than Brady reminds me of George complaining to Jerry that Ted Danson makes $1 million a show and Jerry says you think you’re better than Ted Danson and George says, yes and Jerry says, no you’re worse.

  4. Haters are going to hate this story.

    Don’t hate the player. Hate the game.

  5. Even if Brady is making $100 million a year, that would still require 50 years before he could afford the Broncos.

  6. I am surprised it’s not a lot more for Brady.

    Phil Mickelson is getting more than Brady even after he finally torpedoed himself with his big mouth and addict like behavior.

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