Ryan Broyles wanted to make sure his NFL career, however long it lasts, really does set him up for life.
The Detroit Lions wide receiver has made about $3 million during his three-year NFL career, and he plans to make it last.
Broyles told ESPN that he, and his wife and child live on about $60,000 a year. He puts the rest into investments and retirement accounts.
“I studied as much as I could,” Broyles said. “Talked to people wealthier than me, smarter than me.”
“When I come to work, I don’t think about the money, man,” Broyles said. “I can tell you that, without a doubt. There might be some guys that do but I put myself in a position where I come out here and have fun. I don’t have that pressure, you know what I mean. My wife has no worries. My child has no worries. For the most part, I can help my family, you know.”