6. Phillip Rivers-$119,910,000
Not to long ago, Rivers appeared past his salary-making prime in the NFL. The San Diego Chargers quarterback secured a six-year, $91.8 million contract the ended after his worst year as a professional football player. Rivers has parlayed his wealthy multi-year contract into a couple of business partnerships that have brought him additional income. Many considered River overpaid, after his disastrous 2011-12 season, but he bounced back in 2013 to post career-best numbers.