It pays to play professional sports. Even those individuals who make the practice squad and who make the league minimum do alright for themselves and receive a nice check. However, there are always going to be those who make far more than anyone else, and this is not always based on skill or merit. Some players are able to sign lucrative contracts, despite never winning much (if anything). There are going to be some of these players here in the top 10 richest football players of all time. Regardless of what they have done or won, there is no arguing that these players have in fact receive a considerable amount of money throughout their careers.
Peyton is tops on this list, although his brother has more Super Bowl wins than him and he tends to always fall short during the playoffs. Of course, it helps that he says yes to every sponsorship that comes his way. Now, if it came down to best QB in the history of the regular season, Peyton would win it for sure, but when considering the playoffs, where the games matter the most, he probably falls back towards the latter of the top 5 QBs to play the game.