Roger Thomas Staubach, nicknamed "Roger the Dodger", "Captain America" and "Captain Comeback", is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for 11 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. In 2022, Roger Staubach's net worth is estimated to be $600 million dollars.
March 29, 2022
Words by Matthew Taylor
Est. Range $465M - $735M
Roger Staubach was a professional football player who played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, where he won the 1963 Heisman Trophy. He served in the U.S. Navy, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, before joining the Dallas Cowboys in 1969. He led the team to the Super Bowl five times, four as the starting quarterback. He was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl VI, becoming the first of four players to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP. He was named to the Pro Bowl six times during his 11-year NFL career.
How long would it take you to earn as much as Roger Staubach?
The average salary for athletes in the United States is around $49,143 per year. Not however, if you play in the NBA where the average salary is projected to be around $8 million this year. Even then, though, earnings vary greatly. While some of the top players (we’re looking at you, Stephen Curry) earned over $45 million last year, others didn’t even reach the million-dollar mark.
All sports aren’t created equal though and basketball doesn’t even make the top five highest earning sports. Ice hockey, tennis and soccer stars round out the top three, with athletes in those sports able to build a huge amount of wealth from their appearance fees alone.
Still, there’s always ways for athletes to increase their earnings. UFC fighter Conor McGregor managed to be the top earning athlete in 2021, but a sizeable amount of his income was due the sale of his majority stake in Irish whiskey distiller Proper No. Twelve. However, opportunities for athletes go well beyond business deals.
As is the case with actors, musicians and other celebrities, the golden ticket to building an athlete’s net worth tends to lie in endorsements, sponsorships and selling their name (and often photos) wherever they can. Athletes have to be careful about what they do and say though… more than a few athletes have lost their product endorsements and been dropped by a brand over a scandal or unwise comment.
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