Even though NFL players are earning millions of dollars per season, their retiring age is forcing athletes to look for another source of income that will secure a comfortable living.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that even players that make part of TwinSpires list of NFL quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl wins have side hustles of their own.
According to Statista, the average career length of a professional NFL player lasts about 3.3 years, which is a lot smaller than the average person.
Playing in the big league takes a toll on athletes’ health, and if you are not super-human like Tom Brady, your career days will be over in just a few years. This inspires athletes to use their high NFL income to start their own side hustles just so they can secure a better retirement.
In today’s article, we will highlight some of the current NFL stars who already started their own side hustles.
We’ve seen many athletes with some weird side hustles, and Marsh is one of the tops of the list. Cassius Marsh is a professional American football outside linebacker who started his career playing for the Seattle Seahawks, after switching multiple teams and ending up in the Chicago Bears.
He is probably one of the geekiest players in the league, especially once you consider how much money he drops on Pokémon cards. Just like Logan Paul, he believes that collector’s cards will be worth a lot of money in the future, which is why he spends a good portion of his paychecks buying a collection of cards and other collectibles.
His collection is now worth more than $250,000 and his love for this side hustle led him to open Cash Card Unlimited in his hometown Westlake Village. This is a place where fellow enthusiasts can buy, sell, and trade collectibles and a very profitable business for Marsh.
Here we have a Canadian-born player, who is not only a professional American football player but also a medical graduate which helps him earn even more money. His side hustle began after earning a doctorate in medicine, but at that time he hadn’t completed the residency program. After the pandemic outbreak, the Canadian health ministry relaxed the licensing requirements and seek for reinforcements from anyone with medical schooling.
This helped Duvernay to obtain his medical license and join the Chiefs health support team, while still actively playing as a right guard.
Brandon Copeland is a professional American football linebacker with years of experience in the NFL. Even though this is his sixth season in the NFL which is almost double the average, he still works two jobs and saves money for retirement.
Brandon’s side hustle involves working as an analyst for an asset management firm when he is not in the field. He told ESPN, that his career days in the NFL are soon going to be over, which forces him to stack piles of cash and work multiple jobs to secure a comfortable retirement.
Over the years, Miller has built quite a resume in the NFL. He started his professional career back in 2011 with the Broncos, and even in his rookie season, he managed to get 64 tackles and 11.5 sacks. He built quite a name for himself becoming a Super Bowl Champion and MVP, Defensive Rookie of the Year, and earning many other awards.
However, having a successful career in the NFL didn’t stop Miller from starting his own side hustle. Von Miller decided to start a Chicken Farm as he majored in poultry science. Most people think that Miller is simply putting his name on a giant farm to increase the value of the business, but he actually works there and calls it his ‘happy place’.
He was able to turn his passion into a business, and his farm is not as big as a tennis court and quickly expanding. Even though his career days in the NFL are not over, he plans to run the farm as a full-time job after his retirement.
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