2. Tom Brady-$152,779,000
Brady defies the model that the other players enjoy on the 8 wealthiest NFL players list. As a former sixth round pick, Brady did not benefit from a lucrative rookie contract, as did the six others on the list who went in the first round. However, longevity has allowed Brady to cash in on two monstrous contracts, including his current deal that runs five years for $70.6 million. Brady has taken less money to free up resources to keep the Patriots competitive. Otherwise, he would rank much closer to the first player on the 8 wealthiest NFL players lists. Brady has also cashed in on winning four Super Bowls through numerous endorsement deals.