- July 13, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Next month’s annual induction of new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will be a celebration of NFL players who truly excelled on the field. Now, in this space, we will induct the inaugural members of the Business of Football Hall of Fame, a celebration of NFL players who have truly excelled off the field.
For those who follow me on social media, you know my periodic references to players who stand out in the business of football. Today we officially recognize some of them.
A couple of notes: This column addresses earnings only from NFL teams. Marketing and endorsement income are not part of the equation for this induction. Also, there are obviously players who have made significantly more money than some of the players below—both Manning brothers come to mind—but their earnings are not out of the ordinary for their level of talent and achievement. For the players below, their off-field success has largely outpaced their…