Even though he is no longer one of the faces of the NFL, Peyton Manning is still one of the most famous American people, and his career net worth matches that fame.
Manning made a ton of money playing quarterback in the NFL, but he’s also been making money through endorsements and still appears on television in commercials and other programming. But how much money has “The Sheriff” really earned?
Born on March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Peyton Williams Manning is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and Olivia Williams. He has two brothers, Eli and Cooper, and he married his wife Ashley in 2001. They have a set of twins, a boy and girl named Marshal Williams and Mosley Thompson.
Manning was one of the most-highly touted high school football players in the country, winning national Player of the Year awards and being recruited by all of the biggest college football programs. Instead of attending Ole Miss like his father, and where Eli Manning would attend, he chose the become a Tennessee Volunteer.
It wasn’t until the fourth game of his freshman season that Manning finally found success after multiple injuries ahead of him at QB, and he earned the starting role. He wouldn’t give it up for the rest of his time playing for the University of Tennessee football team.
In 1998 NFL Draft, Manning was selected No. 1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts. His time in professional football is where he would earn most of his money and fame. As the only five-time NFL MVP Award winner in league history and two-time Super Bowl champion, Manning played 14 seasons for the Colts where he had a total salary of over $161 million. He finished out his career with the Denver Broncos, playing with them for four seasons and earning another $87 million in salary.
Due to being one of the best passers and greatest quarterbacks in NFL history along side Tom Brady and Joe Montana, Manning was paid like the best. Over the course of his entire football career, he not only became the NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns, passing yards, and Pro Bowls, but is the highest-paid NFL player in history with career earnings of $248,732,000 in 18 seasons, according to Spotrac.
But that doesn’t include all the sponsorships Manning had during and after his football career.
Manning has been a spokesperson for many brands over the last few decades, most notably for a while were Papa John’s Pizza and Nationwide. He has also had deals with Nike, Reebok, Gatorade, MasterCard, DirecTV and many others, earning him millions of dollars by just shooting commercials. He has earned an estimated $150 million in endorsements according to Forbes as of 2016.
In 2015, Manning became the owner of 31 Papa John’s chains in the Denver, Colorado area, but sold them once their partnership with the NFL ended.
Role in Television
Not only does he have one of the most famous skits in recent SNL memory, but he has been in a movie as well. Manning had the role of Guapo in the 2017 animated movie Ferdinand. One of Manning’s most enjoyable moments off the field was the United Way skit on Saturday Night Live in 2007.
Most recently, Manning has been talked about as one of the most sought after candidates to lead Monday Night Football and other sports coverage, especially after the success of Tony Romo on Sunday Night Football, but he turned down the role on multiple occasions.
But he will be taking part in an ESPN+ docu-series called Peyton’s Places, a 30-episode show about Manning revisiting 30 moments in NFL history.
How Much is Peyton Manning’s Net Worth?
Due to his long list of contracts and endorsements, Manning has been making millions of dollars since his rookie season in 1999. But many of those years have been above well above $10 million in NFL salary as well as endorsements.
All of this led to his current estimated net worth sitting around $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Expect this number to only increase with all of the things he does outside of sports. And if he does eventually take a position as a football announcer, ESPN has reportedly offered him $10 million per year, so he always has that as an option too.