If you don’t believe quarterbacks are the Hope Diamond of pro sports. just check out the all-time NFL money list. No fewer than 17 of the top 25 career breadwinners have played behind center.
You see some all-time greats. And sometimes great. Even rarely great. Would you believe never, ever great?
That’s because, in the pass-crazy game of today, coaches, general managers and club owners will go above and way, way beyond to sign or keep a so-called franchise quarterback even if he's past his prime.
Here are the all-time NFL leaders in career earnings.
Note: Statistics include the 2018 season with Approximate Values courtesy of Pro Football Reference.