CHICAGO IL - DECEMBER 12: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls out signals as Dan Koppen #67 and Logan Mankins #70 awaits the snap against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 12 2010 in Chicago Illinois. The Patriots defeated the Bears 36-7. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
According to a ranking done by Forbes Magazine, New England Patriots players Tom Brady and Logan Mankins are among the Top 100 highest paid athletes in 2011. Brady comes in at number 28 on the list while Mankins checks in at number 51.
In 2011, Brady earned a total of $27.1 million with over $4 million dollars of endorsements. Check out Brady's resume for making the list:
In 2012, Brady became just the second quarterback after John Elway to lead his team to five Super Bowls. His quest for a fourth win ended in defeat at the hands of the New York Giants. Brady signed a four-year, $72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots in 2010 that runs through 2014. The seven-time Pro Bowler has endorsement deals with Under Armour and UGGs.
Logan Mankins, an offensive lineman, made an unprecedented $21.9 million with over $100,000 of endorsements. He sits tied with former Patriot and current Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour. Check out Mankins' resume:
Mankins missed half of the 2010 season in a holdout after being unhappy with his contract with the New England Patriots. Mankins and the Pats made up in 2011 when the four-time Pro Bowler signed a six-year, $52 million deal that was the biggest ever at the time for a guard.
Topping the 2011 list was boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. with an estimated earning total of $85 million. Peyton Manning was the highest paid football player, earning an estimated $42.4 million this past year.