NFL players are one of the highest paid athletes in the world of sports. Even the least popular players are able to rake in a good amount of money. So you could just imagine the fat paychecks the star players are able to cash in.
Just like Von Miller who signed a $114.5M contract with the Broncos making him one of the highest-paid players in the league. And that’s just for his contract, endorsements and investments aren’t included yet.
So you could just imagine the lavish lifestyle these NFL stars are able to afford. From hot cars, to custom jewelry and yachts, to exotic destinations and expensive mansions it will make you wish that you too had spent more time in working on your football skills as a kid.
1. Tom Brady (New England Patriots)
Tom Brady is one of the most popular quarterbacks in the league. Aside from his skills, his dashing good looks and supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen have caught our attention. Before having their custom made $20 million mansion they sold their Los Angeles compound to Dr. Dre.
Tom and Gisele are now settled in Massachusettes in Chestnut Hill, right next to the Brookline Country Club which is even too exclusive for the Brady bunch, mind you. Even just the bird’s eye view of the mansion will impress you. Good thing they don’t get lost inside that massive mansion.
2. DeMarcus Ware (Denver Broncos)
DeMarcus Ware is an outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys but after spending nine seasons with the Cowboys, Ware departed in 2014 as the franchise’s all-time leader in quarterback sacks.
He lives in Dallas, Texas in a 9,304 square feet English style mansion. The mansion has six bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms and features four living rooms, several bonus rooms, a wine porch, seven fireplaces, a theater room and a chef’s kitchen. Now we know how he spends his downtime.
3. Deion Sanders (San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens)
Deion Sanders is a retired football and baseball player who now works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. In 2011, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is also is also the only man to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series.
With his impressive resume, it’s automatic that he’s well compensated. Not to mention his numerous endorsements and investments. He’s now living life like a king and his Texas mansion shows that. His massive 29,123 square feet mansion has an indoor basketball court, a bowling alley, a football field, a tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools, and it’s very own 12-acre lake with a hefty price tag of $21 million.
4. Troy Aikman (Dallas Cowboys)
Troy Aikman is a former football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys. He was the number one overall draft pick back in 1989 and played twelve consecutive seasons as quarterback with the Cowboys. He was voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and to the College Football Hall of Fame in December 2008 in New York City.
Currently, he works as a TV sportscaster for the Fox network. He is also a former joint owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team Hall of Fame Racing and is a part-owner of the San Diego Padres. With all that said, you know his bag is full. So with his wealth, he bought a 10,000 square foot mansion with a price tag of $24 million which includes a wine room, bar and concession room.
5. LaDainian Tomlinson (San Diego Chargers)
LaDainian Tomlinson is a former college and professional football player who was a running back in the NFL for 11 seasons. He played the majority of his 11-year career with the San Diego Chargers. He currently serves as an analyst on NFL Network.
His 9,610-square-feet had custom renovations and features basketball court, a wall-sized fish tank, golf green, and a bridge over its massive pool. It also has a movie theater built in with a 1967 Ford Mustang split in half for the drive-in experience. That would be a fun experience.
6. Brandon Marshall (New York Jets)
Brandon Marshall is a wide receiver for the New York Jets. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears and is one of the only five players in NFL history to catch at least 100 passes in three consecutive seasons.
His Southwest Ranches, Florida mansion is 11,000 square feet which feature 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a full-size basketball court, movie theater, game room, office and an area for horses, too. It is priced at $5 million.
7. Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos)
Peyton Manning is a former quarterback who played 18 seasons in the NFL primarily with the Indianapolis Colts. He is considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He spent 14 seasons with the Colts and was a member of the Denver Broncos in his last four seasons.
His $5 million mansion include seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a huge garage, and even a panic room. We wonder why he decided to include a panic room?
8. Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks)
Russell Wilson is a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. In 2013, he led the Seahawks to their first-ever Super Bowl victory, and in 2014, led them to a second straight Super Bowl berth. In July 2015, Wilson signed a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension with the Seahawks, making him at that time the second-highest paid player in the NFL.
His $6.7 million Lake Washington mansion features seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms and a boat dock. His backyard has a finely trimmed garden and a long patio where he chills with his family while enjoying the view of the lake during his downtime.
Reggie Bush is a running back for the Buffalo Bills. He won Super Bowl XLIV with the Saints in 2010 over the Indianapolis Colts. Bush also played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.
His home may not be as huge as the other stars but his 4,831 square feet home makes up on its top of the line amenities. His modern and state of the art home feature a cutting-edge theater room, elevator, library, custom BBQ area, pool, and spa. A luxurious getaway for the hardworking athlete.
Kurt Warner is a former quarterback and currently a part-time TV football analyst and a philanthropist. He played for three NFL teams, the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and the Arizona Cardinals. He is considered the best undrafted NFL player of all time, following a 12-year career considered as one of the greatest stories in NFL history.
His 36,000 square foot space will house 30 individual apartments, along with common areas such as a large community kitchen, living room, and recreational spaces. The space will be for individuals with disabilities aged 19 to 35. The area will also have retail, medical, school, church, and assisted living residence. But his home is a 10,000 square feet mansion and a large yard.
11. Carson Palmer (Arizona Cardinals)
Carson Palmer is a quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. The Cincinnati Bengals chose him with the first overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft for whom he played eight seasons. Palmer has also played for the Oakland Raiders. In 2015, Forbes estimated that his annual income was $29 million.
In 2010, he bought a half-acre lot from the city of Del Mar for $4.4 million, on which he proceeded to build an 8,000-square-foot entertainer’s paradise.
12. Jerry Rice (San Fransisco 49ers)
Jerry Rice is a former wide receiver who played 20 seasons in the NFL primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. He is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in NFL history and among the greatest NFL players overall. In November 2010, he was chosen by NFL Network’s NFL Films production The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players as the greatest player in NFL history.
His 13,900 square feet mansion located in Atherton costs $9 million and includes a sauna, steam room, and gym.
13. Frank Gore (San Francisco 49ers)
Frank Gore is a running back for the Indianapolis Colts initially and was drafted in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played with them from 2005 to 2014 until he played with the 49ers. He is the 49ers all-time leading rushing yards and rushing touchdowns leader. Throughout his ten-year NFL career, he has often been ranked among the best and most respected running backs playing the game.
The running back goes home to a beautiful Mediterranean-style estate built into a California canyon. The surrounding scenery is just breathtaking. Although no specific details have been released, we know this home includes a ridiculous amount of bedrooms and bathrooms, home theater, chef-style kitchen and several top-of-the-line amenities.
14. Devin Hester (Chicago Bears)
Devin Hester is a wide receiver and return specialist for the Baltimore Ravens. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was originally drafted as a cornerback but quickly made an impact as a kick returner, and later became one of the team’s starting wide receivers. He also holds the NFL record for most all-time return touchdowns (punt and kickoff combined) and most all-time punt return touchdowns. He is widely considered as one of the best return specialists in the NFL’s history.
His 10,000 square foot three-floor mansion may look simple outside but inside it’s equipped with hefty amenities including a high-end chef’s kitchen. His humble abode is definitely something worth coming home to after a tiring game.
Don’t you just love looking a stars’ mansions? These athletes’ paycheck is definitely fit for a king. How we wish we could tour their mansions and experience their top-of-the-line amenities. It’s definitely relaxing to come home to after a tiring game.