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Many of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, from Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas to modern legends Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning, have won the MVP Award at some point in their career. There’s a reason why the NFL MVP is often cited as the Best Quarterback Award.

Although the NFL MVP Award has existed in some form since 1938, the league has officially recognized the Associated Press’ version since its inception in 1957. Only a select group of players have won consecutive MVP Awards in that span, and all four are among the most significant to ever take the gridiron.

Jim Brown, RB, Cleveland Browns (1957-58)

Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown in 1958.
Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown won the NFL MVP in 1957 and 1958 | Art Rickerby/Diamond Images/Getty Images

As of January 2022, Brown is the only player in NFL history to win the MVP Award as a rookie. By extension, he is also the lone player to win NFL MVP honors in his first two seasons.

The Syracuse legend ran for 942 yards and nine touchdowns in 1957 before upping those totals to 1,527 yards and 17 scores a year later. Brown won another MVP in 1965, when he rushed for 1,544 yards and 17 touchdowns in his final season.

Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco 49ers (1989-90)

It is easy to forget Montana didn’t win his first NFL MVP Award until 1989, his age-33 season. The Notre Dame alum completed 70.2% of his passes that year for 3,521 yards, 26 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in 13 games. Montana’s 1989 season marked the only time in the 16-game era (1978-2020) that a player missed three games in a non-strike season and won MVP honors.

Later that season, Montana threw five touchdowns and earned Super Bowl MVP in a 55-10 rout over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 24.

Despite missing one game in the 1990 season, Montana turned a 61.7 completion percentage, 3,944 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions into another MVP Award. Voters clearly cared far more about his 14-1 record, which is why Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon, who threw for an NFL-high 4,689 yards and 33 touchdowns on a 9-7 team, missed out.

Brett Favre, QB, Green Bay Packers (1995-97)

As of publication, Favre remains the only player in modern league history with three consecutive AP NFL MVP Awards. From 1995-97, he completed 60.8% of his passes for 12,179 yards, 112 touchdowns, and 42 interceptions while going 37-11 as a starter.

The 1997 MVP Award is an intriguing part of Favre’s legacy. He and Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders split the AP MVP, but Sanders, who ran for 2,053 yards on 6.1 yards per carry in his penultimate season, also won the PFWA and the Sporting News’ MVP Awards.

Favre finished the 1997 season with a 59.3 completion percentage, 3,867 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions, albeit as a reigning Super Bowl champion on a 13-3 team. Those 13 victories, compared to the Lions’ nine, likely helped his case.

Peyton Manning (2003-04; 2008-09)

Manning is the only five-time NFL MVP in league history, and he might stand alone for years to come. The Colts legend won his first MVP in 2003, splitting it with Tennessee Titans star and AFC South rival Steve McNair.

Manning, the No. 1 pick in 1998, posted a 67% completion percentage, 4,267 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. McNair completed 62.5% of his passes for 3,215 yards, 24 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 14 starts. He also rushed for four touchdowns.

That marked the last time Manning shared the AP MVP Award. He torched defenses for 4,557 yards, an NFL-record 49 touchdowns, and only 10 interceptions in 2004.

Four years later, Manning returned to the MVP stage after completing 66.8% of his passes for 2,002 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 12 picks. The Colts’ season-ending nine-game winning streak almost certainly helped his candidacy.

A year later, Manning posted a career-high 68.8 completion percentage, 4,500 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions on a 14-2 Colts team. New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees, who threw for 4,388 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, got the last laugh when he defeated Manning’s Colts in Super Bowl 44.

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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’

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Here is everything you need to know about the single hardest puncher in boxing and the former world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. This includes his net worth, career earnings and endorsement deals.

Deontay Wilder Net Worth

Deontay Wilder has been a professional boxer since his debut back in November 2008. He has been boxing consistently for over 15 years straight now in the pro ranks, earning more and more money as his career has progressed up to world level.

The 1985-born boxing superstar is one of the most fearsome punchers the sport of boxing has ever seen. Deontay Wilder’s boxing record consists of 43 wins – 42 of which have come via knockout. The only man to go the distance with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was Bermane Stiverne, who Wilder then knocked out in a round in their rematch.

As of December 2023, it is reported that Deontay Wilder’s net worth is somewhere in the region of $30 million (source: Celebrity Net Worth).

Of course, given the fact the Alabama man is supremely wealthy, he likes his fair share of luxury items too. Wilder has acquired real estate, expensive jewelry, flashy cars and various other assets that have contributed to his riches.

Wilder reportedly has eight kids in total from various relationships, including one with his current girlfriend Telli Swift. Evidently a fair amount of Wilder’s earnings in the ring is used on providing for his big family and loved ones. Be sure to see Deontay Wilder’s net worth continue to grow for the remainder of his career, as long as that lasts.

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Deontay Wilder Career Earnings

After 46 professional boxing fights, Deontay Wilder’s biggest fight purse is reported to have been around $28 million (source: Forbes). This was reportedly how much ‘The Bronze Bomber’ earned for his rematch bout with Tyson Fury back in February 2020.

Wilder went into the fight as the marginal favorite with the best offshore sportsbooks, given that he was still the reigning champion following his draw with Fury 14 months prior. Despite getting conclusively knocked out in Round 7 of the fight, this still remains the biggest purse of Wilder’s career to date.

Deontay Wilder has reportedly earned a total sum of around $95 million in his professional boxing career from his debut up to now. This is right up there with the likes of heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and is more than the likes of Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Terence Crawford.

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze Medallist has been earnings even figure purses ever since he became world heavyweight champion back in January 2015. Of his last 10 fights, just one has been less than seven figures (Washington – $900k). In fact, Wilder has earned around $80 million just from his last five fights.

See the full table below for a detailed breakdown of the purses Deontay Wilder has received for his last 10 fights. All in all, it is fair to say that the 38-year-old isn’t short of a dollar or two. His net worth, salary and fight purses will continue to rise as his career rolls on at world level.

Deontay Wilder Fight Purses (Last 10):

Fight Fight Purse
Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 $12 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 $28 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2 $20 million
Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz $2 million
Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne 2 $1.4 million
Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington $900,000
Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola $1.4 million

Deontay Wilder purse info per Sports Payouts & Sporting News

Deontay Wilder Endorsements & Sponsorship

Although the vast majority of Deontay Wilder’s earnings comes from prize fighting, he also earns an extremely lucrative sum of money outside of the ring. These vast endorsement deals from outside of the ring are a big player in boosting Wilder’s net worth and salary.

The 1985-born boxing phenom’s biggest endorsement deal as of today is his partnership with Everlast. Wilder has shown great loyalty to Everlast for several years during his boxing career, and still sports their boxing gear to this day. He also regularly uses Everlast boxing gloves in the ring for his world title fights, as well as during training camps.

Some of Deontay Wilder’s other endorsements include his partnerships with PureKana CBD, Raising Cane’s and IHC Crypto. There is not much else known about Wilder’s endorsements and sponsors outside of his career as a boxer.

All in all, Deontay Wilder’s various sponsorships certainly help boost his net worth. Per Forbes, he reportedly earns an estimated $500,000 per annum through endorsements. Ultimately though it is punching people in the face for a living that pays ‘The Bronze Bomber’ the most money.

Be sure to claim the various sports betting apps bonuses and boxing free bets available on the SportsLens site ahead of Deontay Wilder’s next fight.

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