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Andy Dalton Among World's Highest-Paid Athletes

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The Bengals QB is filthy rich.

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Andy Dalton has been the highest-paid member of the Bengals for the past year after signing his big extension last August.

Cincinnati has paid Dalton more than $20 million since then. Combined with his endorsements, Dalton has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world of the past year, according to a ranking by Forbes. On their list, Dalton comes in at No. 57, three spots behind Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Dalton made most of his money in the 2014 NFL season when he was paid $17,573,036. He was later given a roster bonus in March of this year that paid him $4 million. He's also gotten $1 million in endorsement deals, a large part of which likely came from his Pepsi and Buffalo Wild Wings commercial.

Here's a look at what Dalton is making compared to other athletes in his range:

Rank	       Name      Pay         Salary     Endorsements   Sport

#50

Joe Mauer

$24 M

$23 M

$1 M

Baseball

#51

CC Sabathia

$23.9 M

$23 M

$0.9 M

Baseball

#52

Chris Bosh

$23.8 M

$20.8 M

$3 M

Basketball

#53

Zack Greinke

$23.7 M

$23.7 M

$50 K

Baseball

#53

Eli Manning

$23.7 M

$15.7 M

$8 M

Football

#55

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

$23.6 M

$14.6 M

$9 M

Racing

#56

Justin Verlander

$23.4 M

$22.7 M

$0.8 M

Baseball

#57

Andy Dalton

$23.3 M

$22.3 M

$1 M

Football

#58

Masahiro Tanaka

$23 M

$22 M

$1 M

Baseball

#58

Mark Teixeira

$23 M

$22.5 M

$0.5 M

Baseball

#60

Felix Hernandez

$22.9 M

$22.7 M

$200 K

Baseball

Floyd Mayweather tops the list at $300 million earned.  Ben Roethlisberger is the highest-paid NFL player at $48.9 million earned. Peyton Manning came in at No. 32 on the list in large part due to being the Papa John's spokesman, which earned him $15 million in endorsements to go with his $27 million salary.