Where Does NFL’s Biggest Draw Tom Brady Stand on Forbes Highest Paid Athletes of 2022 List Against Boxing Top Draw Canelo Alvarez

Published 05/12/2022, 9:30 AM EDT
Jan 9, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates in the final two minutes against the Washington Football Team in the fourth quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

Tom Brady has been the central attraction for the NFL as Canelo Alvarez has been for the sport of professional Boxing. Both Brady and Alvarez have achieved a lot of success and amassed a lot of wealth over the years within their respective sports. While they became the icons in the modern era, it has led them to be part of the exclusive wealthy athletes club in 2022.

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According to the Forbes Highest Paid Athletes of 2022 list, Alvarez and Brady rank within the top 10. Alvarez holds the No.8 spot while Brady holds the No.9 spot in the rankings. The boxing icon that is Alvarez has earned nearly $85 million through the sport and almost $5 million through off-the-field activities. While the 7- time Super Bowl champion managed to amass $31.9 million within his sport and nearly $52 million off the football field.

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Both Alvarez and Brady are astute businessmen and have achieved a lot of success through their lucrative partnerships and interests. Alvarez has been working closely with Hennessy and owns a taco restaurant in his native country of Mexico. Alvarez also was showing interest in launching a chain of gas stations, and with Canelo Promotions they have also been popularizing the sport of Boxing in Mexico.

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While he has been a constant presence in the NFL for more than 2 decades, Brady was always a team-first individual throughout his career. But now, he appears to have developed a greater understanding of the off-field value of his name. Brady has various business interests, which include his NFT platform Autograph, a production company named 199 Productions, and the clothing line BRADY Brand.

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Apart from his businesses, the FOX Sports deal will only further increase his wealth significantly in the years to come. Alvarez seems to be set for a career beyond the boxing ring as the work for true champions never ends. 

The Buccaneers QB seems to be ready to take the next step when he chooses to hang up his boots.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady waves as U.S. President Joe Biden welcomes members of the NFL Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a reception on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The 2022 NFL campaign will again provide the fans possibly one final opportunity to witness Brady’s greatness on the field. It promises to enthrall fans with excitement and the high level of competition among NFL franchises.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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