During his 14-year NFL career, Tony Romo collected over $125 million from the Dallas Cowboys, according to Spotrac. In his post-playing role as Jim Nantz's right-hand man on CBS broadcasts of the NFL, Romo could ultimately surpass the total salary he collected as a quarterback.
Romo retired after the 2016 season, immediately entering the broadcast booth. The four-time Pro Bowler was such an instant success as a color commentator that he was able to command a $17 million salary in a new contract that he signed prior to the 2020 campaign. The deal will pay him said salary for a minimum of three years, and could last for as long as a decade.
As Romo prepares to be in the booth for Super Bowl LV, his estimated net worth is $70 million. Eventually he'll probably crack our list of the wealthiest current or former NFL players, but he's not there yet. Here, courtesy of Celebrity Net Worth, are the 12 wealthiest current or former NFL stars:
10 (Tie). Ben Roethlisberger Net Worth: $100 Million
Unlike some of his peers, Roethlisberger hasn't really been a face used frequently on commercials during his career. Still, he's spent 17 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning two Super Bowl titles and building a resume that will likely end with him in Canton some day. Oh, and Spotrac estimates that he's grossed more than $250 million during his playing career, so naturally, he cracks this list.
10 (Tie). Joe Montana Net Worth: $100 Million
Montana is believed to have made about $25.5 million in his decade-and-a-half in the NFL, only sightly more than what Philip Rivers collected in his final NFL season with the Indianapolis Colts. Still, Montana owns a ranch with more than 500 acres in Calistoga, California, and has endorsed both Skechers and Guinness, among other major companies. Joe should be cool with his financial standing.
10 (Tie). Brett Favre Net Worth: $100 Million
Favre had tremendous longevity as a player, spending 20 Hall of Fame seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. Favre grossed nearly $140 million as a player, and has had endorsement deals with a host of companies, including Wrangler and Copper Fit.
9. Aaron Rodgers Net Worth: $120 Million
Now 37, Rodgers has earned over $240 million as a player, and considering he just had an NFL MVP-caliber season, he stands to make quite a bit more before his playing career wraps up. Like his predecessor, Rodgers has done extremely well in the endorsement department, with State Farm and Bose among his most notable deals. Additionally, Rodgers - slated to guest-host an episode of Jeopardy! - figures to do extremely well in whatever he chooses to do after his Hall of Fame career.
8. Russell Wilson Net Worth: $135 Million
For Wilson to be this high on the list when he's only 32 - and has suggested he wants to play well into his 40s - is incredible. Wilson has has lent his name to some questionable products - remember concussion water? - but there's no denying what he's done on the field, which has earned him over $160 million. Wilson's wife, singer Ciara, is also worth $20 million.