Let’s be honest: most NFL players care about money more than anything else in professional football. Fans might not like this because they want their favorite athletes to love their franchises and only be concerned with wins. But few NFL careers last beyond four years so they have a short time to maximize their earnings. Nonetheless, some stars are only about the cash money.
Today we’ll look at these elite players and see what makes them stand out. Maybe they had high-profile holdouts and held their teams to ransom. Others might have a reputation for being exceptionally stingy. Then there are the unfortunate running backs who can’t make the cash they deserve at all.
Patrick Mahomes is rightfully the Chiefs’ most well-kknown player but Jones is another crucial cog. The All-Pro defensive lineman is one of the best in the business and played a key role in their Super Bowl victories. But Jones cares about the cash and expected the franchise to do right by him (via Forbes).
He had no qualms about holding out throughout the summer of 2023. Jones missed the Chiefs’ entire camp as well as the first game of the new season. Finally, the Chiefs backed down and restructured his contract with more bonuses. They lost their Week One game without him but he’s been brilliant since he returned.