Lawrence Taylor is one of the greatest defensive players in the history of football. He’s the only player to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year as a rookie and is the most recent defensive player to win the NFL’s MVP Award. He led the Giants to two Super Bowl victories under Bill Parcells.
Over a 13-year NFL career Lawrence Taylor earned nearly $50 million from his playing contracts alone. That’s not even taking into consideration his endorsements. However, by 2009 Taylor had suffered from some bad financial management practices. These days he’s doing fine, and rebuilding his wealth.