- AffiliationDenver Broncos (NFL)
- Last Year's Rank8
- Total Earnings$37,500,000
Sure, young bucks like Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and RGIII are becoming much more visible, but Manning is still the NFL’s most marketable star. Papa John’s, Gatorade, DirecTV and Buick all spend to stand with Peyton, and that’s not to mention the many other brands you’ve seen him hawk over the years whose deals ran their course. Last year he brought the Broncos to the Super Bowl and was SI’s 2013 Sportsman of the Year. And he returned from multiple neck surgeries to eventually lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl, albeit with a brutal final result.