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The Richest Super Bowl MVPs of All Time

Jami Farkas
·5 min read
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If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, it will be the seventh NFL championship for quarterback Tom Brady. That would give Brady, who led the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl wins, more victories in the big game than any single franchise; the Pittsburgh Steelers are tied with the Patriots for the most all-time.A win would be another notch in the legacy of Brady, who holds the NFL record for most passing touchdowns with 581.

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The 43-year-old Brady has been named Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl four times, also a record. And while he has earned millions on and off the field, there is one title Brady doesn’t own: richest Super Bowl MVP ever. That title belongs to Roger Staubach, who led the Dallas Cowboys to victory in Super Bowl VI following the 1971 season. Staubach played in an era before athletes earned millions but assembled a fortune following his playing days. He founded a real estate company in 1977 that he sold in 2008 for more than $600 million.

So just where does Tom Brady fall on the list of the richest Super Bowl MVPs of all time? Read on to find out.

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Richest Super Bowl MVPs of All Time

In the more than half-century the Super Bowl has been played, it has morphed from a mere championship game into a worldwide event, with the game MVPs achieving instant fame. GOBankingRates compiled a list of the richest Super Bowl MVPs, listed in order of their impressive net worths. Only Super Bowl MVPs with documented net worth estimates were considered for this article. Among those included, Bart Starr, the MVP of the first two Super Bowls, passed away in 2019.

NFL Super Bowl MVP Net Worths

MVP

Net Worth

MVP-Winning Super Bowl

Position

Team

Roger Staubach

$600 million

Super Bowl VI

QB

Dallas Cowboys

Peyton Manning

$250 million

Super Bowl XLI

QB

Indianapolis Colts

Steve Young

$200 million

Super Bowl XXIX

QB

San Francisco 49ers

Tom Brady

$200 million

Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, LI

QB

New England Patriots

Drew Brees

$160 million

Super Bowl XLIV

QB

New Orleans Saints

Eli Manning

$150 million

Super Bowl XLII, XLVI

QB

New York Giants

John Elway

$145 million

Super Bowl XXXIII

QB

Denver Broncos

Aaron Rodgers

$120 million

Super Bowl XLV

QB

Green Bay Packers

Joe Montana

$100 million

Super Bowl XVI, XIX, XXIV

QB

San Francisco 49ers

Joe Flacco

$75 million

Super Bowl XLVII

QB

Baltimore Ravens

Jerry Rice

$55 million

Super Bowl XXIII

WR

San Francisco 49ers

Troy Aikman

$50 million

Super Bowl XXVII

QB

Dallas Cowboys

Terry Bradshaw

$45 million

Super Bowl XIII, XIV

QB

Pittsburgh Steelers

Von Miller

$40 million

Super Bowl L

LB

Denver Broncos

Ray Lewis

$35 million

Super Bowl XXXV

LB

Baltimore Ravens

Kurt Warner

$30 million

Super Bowl XXXIV

QB

St. Louis Rams

Patrick Mahomes

$30 million

Super Bowl LIV

QB

Kansas City Chiefs

Joe Namath

$25 million

Super Bowl III

QB

New York Jets

Julian Edelman

$25 million

Super Bowl LIII

WR

New England Patriots

Lynn Swann

$20 million

Super Bowl X

WR

Pittsburgh Steelers

Emmitt Smith

$18 million

Super Bowl XXVIII

RB

Dallas Cowboys

Phil Simms

$16 million

Super Bowl XXI

QB

New York Giants

Hines Ward

$16 million

Super Bowl XL

WR

Pittsburgh Steelers

Deion Branch

$15 million

Super Bowl XXXIX

WR

New England Patriots

Desmond Howard

$14 million

Super Bowl XXXI

KR

Green Bay Packers

Nick Foles

$13 million

Super Bowl LII

QB

Philadelphia Eagles

Len Dawson

$10 million

Super Bowl IV

QB

Kansas City Chiefs

Doug Williams

$10 million

Super Bowl XXII

QB

Washington Redskins

Terrell Davis

$10 million

Super Bowl XXXII

RB

Denver Broncos

Jim Plunkett

$8 million

Super Bowl XV

QB

Oakland Raiders

John Riggins

$6 million

Super Bowl XVII

RB

Washington Redskins

Randy White

$5 million

Super Bowl XII

DL

Dallas Cowboys

Bart Starr

$4 million

Super Bowl I, II

QB

Green Bay Packers

Marcus Allen

$4 million

Super Bowl XVIII

RB

Los Angeles Raiders

Mark Rypien

$4 million

Super Bowl XXVI

QB

Washington Redskins

Franco Harris

$3 million

Super Bowl IX

RB

Pittsburgh Steelers

Larry Csonka

$2 million

Super Bowl VIII

FB

Miami Dolphins

Malcolm Smith

$2 million

Super Bowl XLVIII

LB

Seattle Seahawks

Super Bowl LV is set to kick off Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. EST. The Weeknd will headline the halftime show from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., and CBS will broadcast the game. Jim Nantz will handle the play by play, with Tony Romo the analyst. Reporters Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and Jay Feely, as well as rules analyst Gene Steratore, will join Nantz and Romo.

The Buccaneers are the first team in Super Bowl history to play in the game in their home stadium.

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Rachel Farrow contributed to the reporting for this article.

Methodology: In order to find the richest Super Bowl MVPs of all time, GOBankingRates first used ESPN’s “NFL History – Super Bowl MVPs” data to source (1) Super Bowl MVP names; (2) Super Bowl MVP positions; (3) team Super Bowl MVPs played for; and (4) the Super Bowl in which each MVP was awarded. With these 47 MVPs identified, GOBankingRates then found each Super Bowl MVP’s (5) net worth, sourced rom CelebrityNetWorth.com. All data was collected on and up to date as o January 21, 2021.

Last updated: Feb. 3, 2021

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