To the average human being, the amount of money NFL players get paid to play a game is absurd, and the fact that ANY of them can somehow find a way to blow through it all boggles the mind. However, the truth is that nearly 50% of NFL players at some point will go bankrupt or find themselves in serious financial stress following retirement.
Money problems for NFLers aren’t just limited to the lesser paid players either. In fact, it’s common to see star players who received massive contracts ending up in a financial black hole.
Here are 23 current and former NFL players who managed to blow through their millions. You’ll be surprised at who made the list.