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Net Worth:
$8 Million
Feb 21, 1983 (41 years old)
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
American football player
United States of America
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What is Braylon Edwards's Net Worth?

Braylon Edwards is a retired American professional football player who has a net worth of $8 million. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2005, Braylon Edwards was a wide receiver who played in the NFL from 2005 to 2012. He played for the Browns through 2008, when he was traded to the New York Jets. He played the next two seasons with Jets, and then signed with the San Francisco 49ers for a year. He then played for the Seattle Seahawks for part of 2012, before returning to the New York Jets. He was waived in August of 2013. In college at the University of Michigan, Braylon set multiple Big Ten records and earned unanimous All-American honors.

Career Earnings

During his NFL carer Braylon Edwards earned right around $25 million in NFL salary. Here is a list of Braylon Edwards' estimated NFL salaries by year during his career:

  • 2005: $5,500,000 (Cleveland Browns)
  • 2006: $650,000 (Cleveland Browns)
  • 2007: $2,500,000 (Cleveland Browns)
  • 2008: $3,000,000 (Cleveland Browns)
  • 2009: $4,550,000 ($2,100,000 with Cleveland Browns and $2,450,000 with New York Jets)
  • 2010: $6,100,000 (New York Jets)
  • 2011: $1,000,000 (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 2012: $825,000 (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 2013: $840,000 (New York Jets)

Early Life and High School

Braylon Edwards was born on February 21, 1983 in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Bishop Gallagher High School, where he played various positions on the school's football team. Edwards finished his high school playing career with 63 receptions for 740 yards and eight touchdowns. Also in high school, he participated in track and field.

College Career

Following in the footsteps of his father Stan, Edwards went to the University of Michigan for college. He became a star on the Wolverines football team, setting numerous single-season school records in his senior year in 2004, including for most receptions (97) and receiving yards (1,330). Moreover, Edwards became the first wide receiver in Big Ten Conference history to record three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He finished his collegiate career with 252 receptions, 3,541 yards, and 39 touchdowns, also a Big Ten record. Edwards received a number of major honors for his playing, including the Fred Biletnikoff Award and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football. Additionally, he was named a unanimous first-team All-American.

Cleveland Browns

In the 2005 NFL Draft, Edwards was chosen in the first round with the third overall pick by the Cleveland Browns. He made his NFL debut in September in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and the following week caught his first career touchdown in a game against the Green Bay Packers. Edwards recorded 512 receiving yards and three touchdowns before his season ended early due to a knee injury. He recovered in time for the 2006 season, and became the Browns' top receiver. Edwards finished the season with 61 receptions for 884 yards and six touchdowns. His best season yet, however, came in 2007, when he broke the franchise record for receiving yards with 1,289 and made his first Pro Bowl. The 2008 season was a major step down, as Edwards caught only three touchdown passes during the Browns' 4-12 season and led the NFL in dropped passes with 23.

Braylon Edwards

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New York Jets, 2009-2010

Edwards was traded to the New York Jets in late 2009. He went on to play 12 games for the team during the season, recording 35 catches for 541 yards and four touchdowns. Edwards also made his first career appearance in the playoffs with the Jets, and caught an 80-yard touchdown pass in the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets ultimately lost the game 17-30. Edwards remained with the team in 2010, catching 53 passes for 904 yards and seven touchdowns during the season.

San Francisco 49ers

In the summer of 2011, Edwards signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. However, after starting five games, he was waived by the team at the end of the year.

Seattle Seahawks

Edwards signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks in the summer of 2012. Just like the previous year, however, he was waived in December.

New York Jets and Retirement

One week after leaving the Seahawks, Edwards was claimed off waivers by his former team the Jets. He signed a one-year deal with the team in July of 2013, but was waived a month later. Edwards subsequently retired from NFL playing.

Football Analyst

In the summer of 2017, Edwards became a football analyst for the Big 10 Television Network. The following year, in September, he was fired for violating the network's media policy after he made disparaging remarks about Michigan football players. Edwards later joined Woodward Sports Network as an analyst.

Over the years, Edwards has established something of a reputation for his unlawful conduct. Between 2002 and 2010, he was stopped at least seven times for speeding violations, and in the latter year was arrested on a DUI charge in New York. Edwards has also gotten into trouble for physical assault, such as in 2009 when he reportedly punched party promoter Edward Givens in the face outside a nightclub. Charged with aggravated assault, he was handed a suspended 180-day jail sentence and fined $1,000. Later, in 2013, Edwards was accused of physically attacking a man who had filmed him fighting in the street earlier that evening. Video footage of the incident confirmed its occurrence.


In 2007, Edwards pledged that he would pay part of the college tuitions for 100 Cleveland-area high school students if they maintained grade point averages of 2.5 or higher and did 15 hours of community service. He honored his pledge and awarded each student with a $10,000 scholarship in 2011.

Braylon Edwards Career Earnings

  • Seattle Seahawks (2012)
    $890 Thousand
  • San Francisco 49ers (2011)
    $2.1 Million
  • New York Jets (2010)
    $5.8 Million
  • New York Jets (2009)
    $825 Thousand
  • Houston Texans (2008)
    $5.3 Million
  • Houston Texans (2007)
    $1.4 Million
  • Houston Texans (2006)
    $9.6 Million
  • Houston Texans (2005)
    $7.7 Million
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