The Wall St. Journal recently posted an article about the 7 wealthiest NFL players of all time and the entire list was made up of white players with the overwhelming majority being that of former quarterbacks.
Here is the list of the top 7:
1. Roger Staubach
2. John Madden
3. Peyton Manning
4. John Elway
5. Tom Brady
6. Brett Farve
7. Joe Montana
The fact that the NFL is made of majority African Americans, this list gave me a lot to think about.
Is the fact that African American players not invest their money properly one of the reasons why we didn't see one in the top seven. It's very curious for me because if there was a list of the wealthiest NBA players of all time, surely plenty of African Americans would appear in the top 7. So what is so different about the NFL as opposed to the NBA.
Are the quarterbacks the only ones receiving the good endorsement deals when it comes to the NFL? What is really going on?
I'm pretty sure had Michael Vick never gotten into trouble he would have made the list, but what about some of the other great black NFL players.
Are they not doing what they need to do to acquire the big endorsement deals or is there something more nefarious going on? Are our athletes being negatively affected by the Need for Bling syndrome that they're spending their money on unnecessary things and not properly investing it?
I would love to hear what you guys think about this subject.