John Ross III Net Worth

John Ross is an American professional football wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL. He was a 9th overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 27-year-old’s net worth is $10 million. Here we bring you John Ross’s net worth, salary, earnings, contract, biography, and more.

John Ross’s Biography and Career

John Ellis Ross III was born on November 27, 1995, in Long Beach, California, U.S. He grew up in Long Beach.

Ross graduated from Jordan High School in Long Beach, where he played football and ran track.

College Career

John Ross III committed to the University of Washington to play football. He played as a wide receiver for the Washington Huskies from 2013-2016.

He had an impressive college career. In his true freshman year, he played in all 13 games for the Huskies.

Ross did not play in 2015 due to a torn ACL. In 2016 as a junior, he recorded an amazing 81 receptions for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns.

The wide receiver was the First-team All-American and First-team All-Pac-12 in 2016. He let go his senior year to join the NFL.

Professional Career

John Ross III was a 1st-round, 9th overall, pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the third wide receiver to be selected after Corey Davis and Mike Williams.

Despite a first-round pick, Ross’s professional career has been a disappointment. He played four seasons with the Bengals (2017-2020). He started only once in his rookie season.

In 2018, he recorded 21 receptions for 210 yards and 7 touchdowns. In his last season with the Bengals in 2020, he started once.

Ross signed a 1-year contract with the New York Giants in 2021 and played as a backup wide receiver.

In January 2023, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.

John Ross’s Net Worth, Salary, Career Earnings, and Contract

In 2023, the American football wide receiver John Ross’s net worth is $10 million. His average annual salary is $1.08 million. The 27-year-old’s prime source of earnings is his football salary.

In 2017, Ross signed a four-year rookie contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, worth $17.1 million. The contract came with a $10.6 million signing bonus.

In 2021, he signed a one-year contract with the Giants, worth $2.25 million.

Career Earnings

Ross began his NFL career in 2017. His estimated NFL career earnings are $18,953,895, in his five seasons with the Bengals and Giants.

The following table refers to John Ross’s estimated season-by-season earnings.

Cincinnati Bengals 2017$11,025,369
Cincinnati Bengals 2018$1,242,994
Cincinnati Bengals 2019$2,039,509
Cincinnati Bengals 2020$2,807,790
New York Giants 2021$1,838,233
Kansas City Chiefs 2023$1,080,000

Moreover, John Ross earns a good amount from endorsements and sponsorships.

Personal Info

Full NameJohn Ellis Ross III
Current ClubKansas City Chiefs 
NFL Draft2017, Round 1, Pick 9
PositionWide Receiver
Shirt No.85
Date of BirthNovember 27, 1995
Age 27
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 190 lb
BirthplaceLong Beach, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Net Worth$10 million
Average Salary$1.08 million
Relationship StatusUnknown
Instagram @_jross3


The wide receiver’s relationship status is unknown. He keeps his private life away from the spotlight. However, we do know Ross III has a son.


Born on November 27, 1995, he is 27 years old.


He is 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) tall.


  • First-team All-American (2016)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2016)
  • He is best known for running the fastest-recorded 40-yard dash in NFL Combine history (4.22).

NFL Stats

[As in 2021]

Receptions 62
Receiving Yards 957
Receiving Touchdowns 11


What is John Ross’s Net Worth?

In 2023, his net worth is $10 million.

What is his average annual salary?

$1.08 million.

Which college did he play for?

Washington Huskies.

What is his shirt number?

He wears No. 85 for the Chiefs.

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