Grab all the details on the net worth and earnings of the former American football player Matt Birk.
Matt Birk, along with former Vikings players such as Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Randall Cunningham, Herschel Walker, Gary Anderson, and Ryan Longwell, was recently included in the initial group of 130 modern-era nominees for the HOF Class of 2021 by The Pro Football Hall of Fame. Among the list of 130 nominees, five modern-era players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
Matt Birk retired from NFL in 2012, after 14 years of playing career in the league. He played for Minnesota Vikings from 1998 to 2008 and then played for Baltimore Ravens from 2009 to 2012. Playing in one of the biggest leagues in the world brought Matt an immense reputation and also quite a lot of money. Even though he's now retired, he's quite well off, which is no surprise for a player who played in a top-tier sports league. How much net worth does he hold at present? Let's find out.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Matt Birk holds an estimated net worth of $12 million as of October 2020. Earnings from his time as a player in the NFL contributes to the majority of the net worth he holds at present.
Matt Birk holds an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Matt Birk began his professional football career by playing college football at Harvard University. He was smart in academics, too, in addition to sports, which helped him get into such a prestigious university. He graduated from Harvard in 1998 with a degree in economics. During his college football career with the Harvard Crimson, he earned All-Ivy League, All-New England, and Division I-AA All-ECAC first-team football honors.
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Matt Birk got drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 6th round (173rd overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft. At the time, he was ranked as the number 16 offensive tackle available and was even described by the media as 'the best Ivy League prospect to come along in several years.'
Matt Birk signed a three-year contract with the Vikings for $594,000, which included a $54,000 signing bonus, an average salary of $198,000, and total guarantee fees at $54,000. He made 22 appearances as a backup offensive lineman in his first two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
Matt Birk played for Minnesota Vikings from 1998 to 2008.
In 2000, Matt Birk began playing as a starting center for the team. He started all 16 games and was named to his first Pro Bowl team. In 2001, he signed a new contract that kept him in the club for seven years. The deal was worth $30,595,378 with average salary of $4,370,768, signing bonus of $3,804,037, and total guarantee fee of $3,804,037. He started every game for the Vikings from 2000 to 2003.
In 2007, Matt was named Minnesota Vikings Man of the Year for the sixth year in a row. Additionally, he also earned his sixth Pro Bowl selection, tying Mick Tingelhoff for most Pro Bowl appearances by a Vikings center. In 2008, Matt signed a 1-year deal with the Vikings worth $5,720,000.
Matt Birk was an unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, and he signed a three-year deal worth $12 million with the Baltimore Ravens. The contract came with a signing bonus of $3 million, an average salary of $4 million, and a guarantee fee of $6 million.
Matt Birk played for Baltimore Ravens from 2008 to 2012.
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On March 16, 2012, Matt Birk signed a new three-year deal with the Ravens worth $8,525,000 which came with $2,100,000 signing bonus, $2,841,667 average salary, and $2,100,000 guarantee fee. During his time with the Ravens, he won his first career championship during Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers. On February 22, 2013, he announced his retirement.
Matt Birk sold his Baltimore County home to Baltimore Ravens star quarterback Joe Flacco in 2013. The reported sold price for the mansion was $1.385 million, as per Baltimore Sun. Flacco bought the house after he'd just signed a $120.6 million contract that included a $29 million signing bonus and a total of $51 million in guaranteed money. The house, spread over one acre of area, comes with a garage and fireplace.
Matt Birk sold his Baltimore County home to Baltimore Ravens star quarterback Joe Flacco in 2013.
Source: Baltimore Sun
In 2016, Realtor reported that Matt Birk was selling his Greenwich Colonial for $3.85 million. The house situated near the Cos Cob Harbor, in the wealthy suburb of Greenwich, CT, comes with six bedrooms and 6,912 square feet of area.
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