Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning has ridden off into the sunset after announcing his retirement Monday, and the numbers suggest that he’ll be living quite comfortably for the rest of his life. Per Spotrac, Manning earned an eye-popping $248 million playing for the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos.
Fox Sports reported that despite missing a good chunk of 2015 with various injuries and not playing well overall, Manning earned $15 million in salary and another $4 million in bonuses for winning both the AFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl.
But wait, there’s more! That’s just Manning’s NFL earnings. Remember, he had a ton of endorsement deals as well. Thanks to work with Papa John’s, Nationwide, DirecTV, Gatorade and too many others to count, Manning earned more than $150 million in endorsement deals.
That means that at the bare minimum, Manning has $398 million sitting in the bank. To give a better idea, that’s enough money to pay for 23 million Papa John’s pizzas.
In terms of who has earned the most after him, it is none other than his brother Eli, who has earned $187.7 million and is still active.
Thus, I think I speak for everyone when I say, “Peyton Manning, you lucky S.O.B.!”