Career Earnings: The NFL Network Analysts
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Playing Career Financials: The NFL Network Analysts

Kurt Warner, QB, 1999-2009
After 4 seasons in the Arena League, the St. Louis Rams brought in Warner to backup Trent Green. Green tore an ACL in the preseason, giving Warner the chance he needed to take over the reigns. That led to an explosive offense, a Super Bowl win/MVP, and a total of 10 seasons over 3 teams to cap off an improbable, yet impressive career.
Rams 1999 $250,000
Rams 2000 $358,000
Rams 2001 $418,000
Rams 2002 $525,000
Rams 2003 $5,300,000
Giants 2004 $1,500,000
Rams  2004 $2,683,000 (buyout)
Cardinals 2005 $2,000,000
Rams 2005 $2,683,000 (buyout)
Cardinals 2006 $4,000,000
Cardinals 2007 $4,000,000
Cardinals 2008 $4,000,000
Cardinals 2009 $4,000,000
Misc. Bonus $9,051,001
Signing Bonus $31,000,000
Est. Earnings $71,768,001
Michael Irvin, WR, 1988-1999
The Hall of Fame wide receiver was as tough to control on the field as he was off. His consistency, power, and downfield ability proved to be the perfect compliment to the Aikman-Smith side of the offense. But suspensions, arrests, and injuries always kept him from that "one big contract", hence the star's estimated earnings are suprisingly low.
Cowboys 1988 $200,000
Cowboys 1989 $225,000
Cowboys 1990 $250,000
Cowboys 1991 $300,000
Cowboys 1992 $1,250,000
Cowboys 1993 $1,250,000
Cowboys  1994 $1,250,000
Cowboys 1995 $1,069,300
Cowboys 1996 $1,285,300
Cowboys 1997 $1,341,800
Cowboys 1998 $1,771,900
Cowboys 1999 $533,000
Misc. Bonus $-51,666
Signing Bonus $5,250,200
Est. Earnings $15,924,844
Warren Sapp, DT, 1995-2007
One of the most dominating pass rushers of his time, Sapp put together a solid career over two teams. His value to the Buccaneers warranted him a $36 million contract, and started the trend that saw pass rushers earn large free agent contracts from there out.
Buccaneers 1995 $390,000
Buccaneers 1996 $447,500
Buccaneers 1997 $545,000
Buccaneers 1998 $1,950,000
Buccaneers 1999 $2,500,000
Buccaneers 2000 $4,900,000
Buccaneers  2001 $4,200,000
Buccaneers 2002 $5,250,000
Buccaneers 2003 $6,600,000
Raiders 2004 $660,000
Raiders 2005 $765,000
Raiders 2006 $4,500,000
Raiders 2007 $4,800,000
Misc. Bonus $4,531,000
Signing Bonus $15,450,000
Est. Earnings $57,488,500
Deion Sanders, CB, 1989-2005
Prime-time brought flair, style, and big-time paydays to the cornerback position, garnering a $34M deal in 1995, and a $51M deal in 1999. His decision to un-retire and join the Ravens in 2004 earned him an extra $3.2 million to end his career.
Falcons 1989 $450,000
Falcons 1990 $550,000
Falcons 1991 $650,000
Falcons 1992 $750,000
Falcons 1993 $825,000
49ers 1994 $1,134,000
Cowboys 1995 $178,000
Cowboys 1996 $492,000
Cowboys 1997 $335,000
Cowboys 1998 $5,878,999
Cowboys 1999 $3,000,000
Redskins 2000 $500,000
Ravens 2004 $1,500,000
Ravens 2005 $1,300,000
Misc. Bonus $3,450,332
Signing Bonus $24,600,000
Est. Earnings $45,593,331
Marshall Faulk, RB, 1994-206
Though he was a key piece to the Rams glory years, contractually he faltereddue to injury or performance in times that cost him the majority of two major paychecks. He saw only half of his two $40+M contracts over the course of his 13 years in the league.
Colts 1994 $986,000
Colts 1995 $1,232,500
Colts 1996 $1,479,000
Colts 1997 $1,725,000
Colts 1998 $1,972,000
Rams 1999 $2,600,000
Rams  2000 $440,000
Rams 2001 $2,800,000
Rams 2002 $650,000
Rams 2003 $4,200,000
Rams 2004 $4,000,000
Rams 2005 $1,900,000
Rams 2006 $1,000,000
Misc. Bonus $5,263,000
Signing Bonus $24,795,000
Est. Earnings $55,698,332

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