NFL players have a lot more in common than competing on the field, as you will also find them competing with each other against the finer things in life, such as their homes. More often than not, we are amazed at the incredible abodes these stars and their families find themselves in, and having the opportunity to check them out is even more interesting than the game of football itself. You may have seen a few of these homes already featured on MTV Cribs, but let’s take a look at the most incredible homes owned by NFL players themselves. One thing is for certain, it’s no secret why the bankruptcy rate for NFL players after retirement is so high…
Demarcus Ware, Outside Linebacker, Denver Broncos
Ware may have signed a 3 year contract for $30 million with the Denver Broncos, but here is one example of “playing it smart,” as this Texas home only cost about $2 million. This custom English style home features 6 bedrooms, 4 living areas and bonus rooms, an outdoor pavilion with wine porch, incredible pool and spa, plus a separate pool house! This home is a prime example of your money taking you a lot farther in the great state of Texas.
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Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots
It’s no secret that Tom Brady has hit the jackpot in all areas of life: incredibly talented and good looking, married to a Supermodel and named MVP of three Super Bowls throughout his career, so how can we expect him to fall short when purchasing his family home? Located in Brentwood, CA, this “environmentally friendly” home features over 22,000 square feet of living space. Of course it has to feature a lagoon shaped swimming pool, weight room, wine cellar and even it’s own elevator.
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Keyshawn Johnson, Wide Receiver, Carolina Panthers
This 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom home is located in Calabasas, CA and boasts over 11,000 square feet. Not sure which is more impressive, the house itself, or the fact that it’s right next-door to Justin Bieber. Either way, it definitely ads to the resale value!
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Jay Cutler, Quarterback, Chicago Bears
The quarterback and his reality TV star wife, Kristin Cavallari, recently rented this enormous house for a whopping $10,000 per month! As their family was quickly growing, Jay and his wife moved out of their city condo into the suburbs, earning over 6,000 square feet of living space.
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Richard Sherman, Cornerback, Seattle Seahawks
Formerly owned by LA Clippers, Jamal Crawford, Sherman paid over $2.3million for this 9,435 square foot, 4 bedroom mansion in Maple Valley. The home features an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, billiards room, game room with a wet bar, basketball court, a personal beauty salon and two full kitchens.
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Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers
Located in the most desirable Del Mar, CA, Rodgers $8million home features all of the amenities you would imagine: pool, jacuzzi, sauna, game room and beauty salon; however, let’s not also forget both a football field and basketball court. The Super Bowl champion and MVP also has a huge love of basketball, and spends a lot of his time on the court during the off-season.
Reggie Bush, Running Back, San Francisco 49ers
Bush purchased this gorgeous L.A. bachelor bad almost 10 years ago for $4.1million. Completely remodeled from the ground up, this home features 3 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, as well as an amazing chef’s kitchen, movie theater, second story library, an elevator, gorgeous landscape and incredible views of the city.
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Patrick Peterson, Cornerback, Arizona Cardinals
Purchased in 2011, this Tuscan-style 8,341 square foot mansion features 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, wet bar, gym, billiards room, movie theater, an enormous gourmet kitchen, pool, basketball court and guest house. Peterson just signed a 5-year, $70million contract with the Cardinals, so we won’t expect him to be leaving Arizona anytime soon.
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Phillip Rivers, Quarterback, San Diego Chargers
Rivers purchased this 6 bedroom, 7 bathrooms, 6,844 square foot home in 2009 for almost $3.3million. Located in the San Diego suburb of Santaluz (also home of good friend and previous Padres Pitcher, Jake Peavy), this beautiful home features an outdoor fireplace, built-in BBQ, swimming pool with a waterfall and spa, private rose gardens, wine cellar, full bar, library and a media room.
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Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Denver Broncos
After signing a 5-year, $96million contract with the Denver Broncos in 2012, the Quarterback settled nicely with his family into this $4.6million Georgian Estate, located on over 3 acres. Featuring 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, this home falls nothing short of amazing and also includes a ‘panic room.’
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Tony Romo, Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys
Romo, who custom built this incredible mansion in Texas, spent over $9million between the cost of land and home development. Almost as large as his massive contract, this home boasts over 32,000 square feet of living space, six bedrooms and a study, an amazing pool, spa, a special outdoor entertaining area and three fireplaces.
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Frank Gore, Running Back, Indianapolis Colts
While Frank Gore’s gorgeous home made the list, there is unfortunately very little information released regarding the exact details of the house. Based on the photo alone, it’s easy to see there are plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms and entertainment areas available to make sure he never has to leave home during the off season.
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Rob Gronkowski, Tight End, New England Patriots
Located on the waterfront in Tampa, Florida, this $1.6million home includes the finest luxuries for this Patriot. With a built-in sound system that is compatible with his iPhone, Rob will have no problem controlling the 10+ flat screen televisions that are located throughout the house.
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Kurt Warner, Former NFL Quarterback
Although he no longer plays in the NFL, this former Quarterback’s gorgeous 11,300 square foot modern home made the list. The Estate, located in Paradise Valley, includes 6 bedrooms, 5 ½ bathrooms and all of the incredible amenities you would expect to see, including a 62-lap pool, detailed landscape and a luxurious guesthouse.
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Deion Sanders, Former NFL and American Baseball Player
Home to Pro Football Hall of Famer, this Mediterranean style estate is located in Dallas, Texas and currently bears a $12.9million price tag. With 9 bedrooms, this mansion is loaded with a ton of recreational amenities, to include: a bowling alley, football training room, swimming pool and a basketball court.
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Brandon Marshall, Wide Receiver, New York Jets
Located on 2.42 acres in Southwest Ranches, FL this gorgeous estate was designed by Brandon and his wife in 2010. Featuring 6 bedrooms, 7 ½ bathrooms, it also offers enormously high ceilings throughout the house, a home theater, gym, game room, swimming pool/spa, fire pit, sports court and a four-car garage.
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Marshawn Lynch, Former NFL Running Back
This 7,000 square foot Point Richmond mansion sits along the bay with floor-to-ceiling window views from every room in the house. Purchased in 2012 for $3.6million, the 5 bedroom home features a home theatre, wine cellar, elevator and a 58-foot boat deck.
Troy Aikman, Former NFL Quarterback
Home to NFL Hall of Famer and current sportscaster, this 10,700 square foot mansion is located in one of the most luxurious Dallas suburbs, Highland Park. Boasting 3 stories, this home features 5 bedrooms, a home theatre with concession stand, wine cellar and an incredible pool with waterfall.
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Joe Montana, Former NFL Quarterback
You won’t believe the price tag on this former 49ers Quarterback’s estate. Coincidence or not, this home, which spreads across both Napa and Sonoma, was listed at a whopping $49millon. Sitting on 5 acres of wine country, the 9,700 square foot home includes an equestrian center, a full-sized basketball court, skeet shooting range, gym, pool and spa, bocce ball, olive farm and a 45-foot deep pond.
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