Brady's earnings put him 9th on SI list

June, 16, 2011
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Sports Illustrated puts together its eighth-annual "Fortunate 50", which is a compilation of the 50 top-earning American athletes by salary, winnings, endorsements and appearance fees.

Quarterback Tom Brady is ninth on the list, with SI breaking it down this way:

$20 million in salary/winnings
$10 million in endorsements

"Brady's four-year, $72 million extension signed last September gives him the highest average annual salary in the NFL," Jonah Freedman writes. "He's due to collect $10 million of his $16 million signing bonus in August."

Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is fourth ($38 million), while Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is eighth ($32.7 million), putting Brady third when it comes to NFL players.

Golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are 1-2 on the list.

Elsewhere in Boston, the Celtics' Kevin Garnett is seventh ($32.8 million), the Red Sox' Carl Crawford is 28th ($20.5 million), the Red Sox' Josh Beckett is 46th ($16.1 million) and the Celtics' Paul Pierce is 49th ($15.6 million).

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter
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