8. Eli Manning, QB, Giants — $26 million
With the recent contract extensions signed by some of the younger quarterbacks in the NFL, Eli Manning’s $18 million earned this year doesn’t seem to be an eye-popping number. But, he’s still doing quite well for himself overall, financially. Off the field, Manning ranks among the top five NFL players in earnings from endorsement deals, earning as much as $8 million per year through his deals with Toyota, DirecTV, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gatorade, Nike, and Citizen Watches.