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Pat McAfee net worth and deal with FanDuel explored

Joshua Rogers February 22, 2022
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Pat McAfee’s net worth revealed as the popular podcaster is set to host Aaron Rodgers on his show.

Pat McAfee was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played for the franchise between 2009 – 2016.

Upon retiring in 2018, McAfee moved into media, appearing on ESPN, DAZN, Barstool Sports. He also created his own podcast, The Pat McAfee Show, which airs on Sirius XM and YouTube every Monday through Friday at Noon ET.

The 34-year-old is also a well-known figure in WWE. He served as a guest commentator for WWE’s NXT TakeOver events in 2018, and in April 2021 was moved to SmackDown to be a color commentator on the Friday Night SmackDown program.

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McAfee is set to host Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers on his show on 22 February 2022, where it’s expected the pair will discuss the QB’s future.

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McAfee agrees blockbuster FanDuel deal

On Thursday 9 November, it was revealed that sports media personality Pat McAfee had signed a massive sponsorship deal with FanDuel. FanDuel is a gambling company that offers sportsbook, daily fantasy sports, online casino and online horse race betting products.

McAfee’s show is already sponsored by the company, but NFL insider Ian Rapoport revealed a massive four-year extension had been agreed.

The deal will see McAfee’s popular podcast, The Pat McAfee Show, rake in roughly $30 million per year, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The former NFL punter confirmed the news on his YouTube channel, uploaded a video titled: ‘Thank You All So Much.. Pat McAfee’s MASSIVE Announcement.’

What is Pat McAfee’s net worth?

The deal with FanDuel will make the sports book the exclusive betting partner of the show. The deal includes an opt-out option after three years.

Naturally, people wanted to know what Pat McAfee’s net worth is after such a mammoth deal was announced. Pat McAfee’s current net worth is believed to be between $8-10 millions dollars.

During his eight year playing career for the Colts, McAfee made two Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro. From 2009 to 2012, he earned $452,000 per season, and in 2013, signed a one-year $2.97 million deal. His biggest contract came in 2014 when he signed a five-year, $14 million deal.

No doubt the latest lucrative deal with FanDuel will pump his net worth up, though. It’s unclear how much of the reported $30 per year base salary he will receive from FanDuel. However, as the main driver behind the show it’s likely he’ll be rewarded handsomely.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.