Pat McAfee bet on himself, and it paid off.
Back in 2017, McAfee was criticized by many, including ESPN’s Michael Wilbon for deciding to abruptly retire from the NFL to become a sports personality.
— Mark J. Burns (@markjburns88) February 3, 2017
Wilbon couldn’t have been more wrong because it was recently revealed that McAfee had signed a massive 4-year deal with FanDuel that will make him one of the highest-paid sports personalities in the country.
Sources: The Pat McAfee Show and FanDuel have agreed to terms on a new deal, ensuring that FanDuel continues to be the exclusive sports book of the show. It’s a 4-year, massive deal that includes an opt-out after three years. 💰💰💰
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 9, 2021
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, McAfee will be making $30 million per year with FanDuel.
It’s a roughly $30 million per year deal, industry sources say. 💰 https://t.co/dd9ZbPlqmv
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 9, 2021
McAfee will now be earning twice as much money in one year as a sports personality than he did during his entire playing career.
He literally making double what he made in his NFL career per year holy fuck pic.twitter.com/7JuhNQWDCX
— SemiUnBiasedFan (@Semiunbiasedfa1) December 9, 2021
Pat McAfee left millions of dollars on the table when he retired from the NFL.
He wanted to start creating content & people thought he was insane.
Now, just 4 years later, he has signed a ~$120 million deal with FanDuel, or roughly 8x what he made in the NFL.
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) December 9, 2021