Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

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NFL stars…they’re just like us. Except they are millionaires and billionaires, and often get hit hard at work. However, they do post on social media, like we do. Some more than others, and often for compensation. Many of the current pro players are team leaders at the game of social media. Which working players have the most followers? Below, you will see THESE NFL Stars are the biggest social media influencers, and one is a New England Patriot.

The sports betting siet, BookMakers did the research that determine who are the most influential players on each team in the NFL, when it comes to social medial. At the top of the pack, the Baltimore Ravens Odell Beckham Jr. He was not only his team’s leader, but the biggest in the National Football Leagure, by a lot. Beckham has over 17 million Instagram followers (at the time of the study).

The top leaders from each team can be found here. These NFL stars are the biggest social medial influencers and the one that is a New England Patriot may be a big surprise. The Patriots player is a new aquisition for the Pats, but clearly has a big following. This Patriots’ player is in the top 5 players with the most followers.

Interesting to note, as BookMakers pointed out, that for some teams the most influential player on social isn’t necessarily the most popular or successful player on the team. Which can really work out well for the lesser known players. It provides them with opportunities to make more money, if they aren’t key players.
Here, you will find the top 10 biggest influencers in the NFL. Fun fact: 3 of the top 10 here also made another top 10 list. The Top 10 Best Looking NFL Players!
 

  • 1. Odell Beckham Jr.

    The Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver has the most followers on his team, and in the entire NFL with 17,213,456 Instagram followers. Odell signed last month with the Ravens, after sitting out 2022 rehabbing an ACL injury. He played with the Los Angeles Rams in 2021-22 season, winning the Super Bowl Championship. After he signed with Baltimore, he gained more than 80,000 followers.

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  • 2. Patrick Mahomes

    I was honestly surprised that Mahomes wasn’t the top influencer because of his popularity as a player, and winning the Super Bowl this year. The quarterback’s got game, but far behind Beckham Jr. The Kansas City Chiefs’ leader comes in at #1 with the team, but #2 overall with 5,632,074 social media followers.

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    NFL star Patrick Mahomes

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  • 3. Russell Wilson

    After 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson signed with the Denver Broncos in 2022. The popular quarterback leads his team in followers, and nationally ranked #3 with 5,520,556 followers on social media. Wilson gained more than 100,000 followers after signing with the Broncos. 

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    NFL star Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos poses with his family (L-R), Sienna, Future, Win and Ciara

    NFl star Russell Wilson

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  • 4. Joe Burrow

    Noted for his calm demeanor under pressure, there’s no keeping Joe Burrow quiet on social media. The Cincinati Bengals quarterback has eared 3,854,374 followers on Instagram.  Joe is one of the 3 players here that also made another top 10 list…the top 10 best looking NFL players list. Burrow has spent their entire career at one team after being drafted by the Bengals in 2020. 

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    NFL star Joe Burrow

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  • 5. JuJu Smith-Schuster

    Surprise! Coming in hot and rounding out the top 5 most influential players on social media, in this study in a New England Patriots player. A brand new New England Patriot. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster signed with the Pats this past March. He got a sweet $33 million dollar contract. As far as followers, JuJu has amassed a total of 3,452,521 followers. Before signing with New England JuJu played for the Chiefs and the Steelers.

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    NFL star JuJu Smith-Schuster

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  • 6. Saquon Barkley

    The New York Giants’ running back (for now) has earned 2,559,211 followers on social media, ranking the former Penn State star #6 in this top 10.

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    NFL star Saquon Barkley

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  • 7. Dak Prescott

    With 2,256,128 social media followers, Dak leads his team, the Dallas Cowboys on Instagram. Prescott has been with the Cowboys since being drafted in the 4th round in 2016. Last year Dak won the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his volunteer and charity work, off the field, and excellence on the field.

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    NFL star Dak Prescott

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  • 8. Aaron Rodgers

    The legendary QB and long time Green Bay Packers player just signed on to lead the New York Jets. He already leads his team with Instagram followers, and is the NFL’s 8th most influential on social media. Rodgers has a total of 2,109,946 followers.

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    NFL star Aaron Rodgers

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  • 9. Von Miller

    Although he’s still rehabbing from the ACL injury that ended his first season with the Buffalo Bills early, linebacker Von Miller insists he’s coming back for the 2023 season. The 8 time Pro Bowl and 2 time Super Bowl Champ is also a champion of social media. Von has 2,094,696 followers, and leads the Bills in the social media game. Miller has the 9th most followers of active players in the NFL.

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    NFL star Von Miller

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  • 10. Tyreek Hill

    The Miami Dolphins wide reciever earned the nickname “Cheetah” because he’s so fast on the field. Off the field Tyreek Hill is quick to keep up with social media, and ranks 10 in the NFL with the most followers, and #1 with his team. In 2019 he helped his former team, the Kansas City Chiefs, to win a Super Bowl Championship. Tyreek has 2,027,119 followers on Instagram.

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    NFL star Tyreek Hill

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