NFL is regarded as one of the most popular professional sports in the world. The association regard John Elway, Michael Strahan as the best, the sport has ever seen in the global scenario. Likewise, Shannon Sharpe is one of the NFL gems who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in 2011.
The former American football tight played his entire professional career for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. Amid retirement, Shannon works as a TV presenter, co-hosting Fox Sports 1' Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Skip Bayles.
Get to know Shannon's Net Worth and earnings in this article.
Shannon Sharpe, the former American football professional, enjoys a net worth of $15 million, as of 2018. Shannon turned professional as the overall No. 192 pick in the 7th round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Broncos.
In 1997, Shannon signed his second deal with the Broncos, a three-year contract worth $7.2 million, which made him the highest-paid tight ends in the NFL at the time. His base salary for the 1996-97 season was $1.35 million.
Shannon played for the Broncos until 1999. Speaking of his time at Denver, Shannon once told the ESPN.
I never bought a home (in Denver) because I never got the sense that that was my home. I'm not talking about the tangible building of a house. I'm talking about the feeling, the security, the warmth, and I never felt that.
Maybe I was making more of it than it actually was, but I just never really felt that. I love Denver. There's no question about it. Even before the deal, I cried. I talked to (coach) Mike (Shanahan), but there was just no way we could get this deal done.
In 2000, Shannon joined the Baltimore on a four-year contract worth $13.8 million, with $4.5 million signing bonus. The same year, the Ravens quarterback Tony Banks added a new deal with the team worth $18.6 million, with $2 million in signing bonus.
For the first season, 2000-01, the Ravens offered Shannon a $2 million annually, a $3.45 million in actual salary, including cap hits. Shannon stayed with the Ravens for a single season, his first season, and joined his former team. After a single season with the Broncos, Shannon announced his retirement in 2003.
Shannons total career earning stands at $22,328,500, out of which he earned $11,513,500 in salary, $6,097,500 in signing bonuses, $3,172,500 as roster bonuses and $30,000 in incentives.
FS1 pays my salary. That's why I speak unimpeded. I don't owe anyone, organizationhttps://t.co/0Li7DHOLdz— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) August 8, 2017
By now, Shannon's adds a significant amount to his net worth with his earnings from the TV show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.