Last Updated: December 29, 2023
Richest AthletesNFL Players
Net Worth:
$18 Million
Sep 11, 1978 (45 years old)
St. Rose
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
American football player
United States of America
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What is Ed Reed's Net Worth?

Ed Reed is a former professional football safety who has a net worth of $18 million. During his 12-season NFL career Ed Reed earned $51 million in total salary.

Ed Reed played in the NFL from 2002 to 2013, mostly with the Baltimore Ravens. Among his many career achievements, he holds the NFL record for career interception return yards, with 1,590. Since retiring from playing, Reed has served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Bills and as an advisor for the University of Miami Hurricanes.

Early Life and High School

Ed Reed Jr. was born on September 11, 1978 in St. Rose, Louisiana. He attended Destrehan High School, where he played with the Fighting Wildcats football team and was an all-state selection as both a defensive back and as a kick returner. In his senior year, Reed recorded 83 tackles, seven interceptions, three forced fumbles, and 12 passes deflected.

Beyond football, Reed excelled in track and field in high school. He was a member of the 4 x 100 meters relay team that won a state championship, and he set a high school record of 56.94 meters in the javelin throw. Reed was also a standout in the long jump and triple jump.

Collegiate Career

For college, Reed attended the University of Miami, where he participated in both football and track and field with the Hurricanes. On the football team, he was named a consensus All-American in 2000 and a unanimous All-American in 2001. In the latter year, he was part of the Hurricanes team that won the BCS National Championship. Reed left Miami with a number of school records, including for career interceptions (21) and career interception return yards (389).

Baltimore Ravens

In the 2002 NFL Draft, Reed was chosen in the first round with the 24th overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens. Starting in all 16 games in his rookie season, he recorded 85 combined tackles, 12 pass deflections, five interceptions, and one sack. Reed started in all 16 games again in 2003, posting 71 combined tackles, 16 pass deflections, seven interceptions, three touchdowns, and a sack. He also made his first of nine career Pro Bowl appearances. Reed had another strong season in 2004, recording 76 combined tackles, eight pass deflections, a career-high nine interceptions, three forced fumbles, and two sacks. Moreover, he was named the AP's NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Due to an ankle injury, Reed was sidelined for a substantial portion of the 2005 season, and finished with 37 combined tackles and an interception in ten games. He returned to start in all 16 games in 2006, posting 59 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, five interceptions, a forced fumble, and a touchdown. The Ravens compiled a 13-3 record that season and reached the Divisional Round of the playoffs, where they fell to the Indianapolis Colts.

In the 2007 season, Reed recorded 39 combined tackles, 13 pass deflections, and seven interceptions as the Ravens went 5-11. He subsequently had a memorable season in 2008, when he broke the NFL record for the longest interception return, at 107 yards. Reed also led the league in interceptions. The Ravens finished the regular season with an 11-5 record and made it all the way to Super Bowl XLIII, where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the 2009 season, Reed recorded 50 combined tackles, five pass deflections, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, and a touchdown as the Ravens made it to the Divisional Round. He continued performing well in 2010, leading the league in interceptions for the third time in his career. The following season, Reed posted 52 combined tackles, eight pass deflections, three interceptions, and a sack as the Ravens made it to the AFC Championship Game, where they fell to the New England Patriots. The Ravens made it all the way in the 2012 season, Reed's final one with the team. Finishing atop the AFC North with a 10-6 record, the team proceeded to defeat its playoff opponents to reach Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers. Reed recorded five solo tackles, a pass deflection, and a pass interception to help the Ravens win the game 34-31.

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Houston Texans

After becoming a free agent, Reed signed a three-year contract with the Houston Texans in early 2013. However, he was released by the team that November after having compiled just 16 tackles with no interceptions or forced fumbles in seven games.

New York Jets

Following his release from the Texans, Reed signed with the New York Jets. He played in seven games with the team to close out the 2013 season, posting 22 tackles and three interceptions.


In early May of 2015, Reed announced his retirement from professional football playing. He signed a one-day contract with the Ravens so he could retire with his original team.

Coaching and Administrative Career

Reed became an assistant defensive backs coach for the NFL's Buffalo Bills in early 2016. Following the 2016 season, he was let go. In early 2020, Reed was hired as the chief of staff for the Miami Hurricanes at his alma mater the University of Miami; he was promoted to senior advisor in 2022. Reed went on to land the position of head coach of the Wildcats football team at Bethune-Cookman University. However, he was soon dismissed after he bitterly denounced the school's athletic facilities on a live stream.

Ed Reed Career Earnings

  • Baltimore Ravens (2009-10)
    $3.6 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2008-09)
    $605.2 Thousand
  • Baltimore Ravens (2007-08)
    $6.6 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2006-07)
    $8.1 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2005-06)
    $581.8 Thousand
  • Baltimore Ravens (2004-05)
    $513 Thousand
  • Baltimore Ravens (2003-04)
    $445.1 Thousand
  • Baltimore Ravens (2002-03)
    $3.9 Million
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