Brady, Garnett highlight locals in Forbes 100

Brady, Garnett highlight locals in Forbes 100
June 19, 2012, 5:26 pm
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Four local sportsmen have made Forbes' list of The 100 Highest Paid Athletes. And sorry, Bruins, your team is the only Boston bunch without a representative.

Tom Brady and Logan Mankins of the Patriots, Kevin Garnett of the Celtics and Carl Crawford of the Red Sox all made the top 100.

Brady is listed at 28th as he makes 23.1 million in salary and another 4 million in endorsements.

From Forbes:
In 2012, Brady became just the second quarterback after John Elway to lead his team to five Super Bowls. His quest for a fourth win ended in defeat at the hands of the New York Giants. Brady signed a four-year, 72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots in 2010 that runs through 2014. The seven-time Pro Bowler has endorsement deals with Under Armour and UGGs.

Oddly enough, Mankins is tied for 51st with former Patriot Richard Seymour. Mankins makes 21.9 million including 100,000 in endorsements, though it's unclear what he's endorsing.

Peyton Manning is the NFLs highest-paid player, and 10th overall on the list, with earnings of 42.4 million. Other NFLers listed ahead of Brady: Mario Williams, Sam Bradford, Darrelle Revis and Charles Johnson (Carolina).

Garnett made 17.1 million from the Celtics last year, with another 4 million coming to him by way of endorsements, making him the 57th on Forbes list.

The Big Ticket has earned 291 million in salary during his -- 16-year career -- second all-time only to Shaquille ONeal, the list says. Off the court, the ticket is smaller, with just 4 million a year from endorsements.

Crawford rounds out the list of locals in the top 100 at No. 98. He signed a seven-year, 142 million contract with the Red Sox in December of 2010. He makes 16.8 million in salary with another 150,000 in endorsements.