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Manning's salary suddenly pales in comparison with Brees's (and with the new ones signed by Joe Flacco and Aaron Rodgers), but he remains football's biggest endorser and one of the most marketable athletes in American sports: Reebok, Wheaties, DirecTV, Gatorade, Papa John's and Buick all see the 37-year-old QB as a sure-thing investment.
9 ALEX RODRIGUEZ Yankees third baseman
Still the highest-paid player in baseball, A-Rod's 10-year, $275 million deal goes through 2017—though it's likely the oft-injured slugger won't still be playing then. He doesn't have much left in endorsements apart from Nike, Vita Coco and Rawlings. But it's not like he needs them. Rodriguez, 37, also gets a $6 million bonus if he ever reaches 660 homers. (He has 647.)
10 ZACK GREINKE Dodgers pitcher