- AffiliationNew England Patriots (NFL)
- Last Year's Rank-
- Total Earnings$35,000,000
Bill Belichick’s leading man signed a new three-year extension with the Patriots just before last season that had tiny yearly salaries (only $1 million base in the first year) but a big $30 million signing bonus. Many criticized the deal as being a sneaky way for the Patriots to save money now, only to re-do the deal later—Brady would cost them far less than some less elite QBs like Joe Flacco. Regardless, it means Brady will stay a Patriot for life. As for endorsements, Gisele’s fashionable husband has passed up many deals, choosing to have fewer relationships with a small handful of brands like Under Armour.