The National Football League is one of the most popular sports in America, and as such one of the highest revenue generating sports with the value of the individual franchise skyrocketing by the year. The popularity of the game as well as its value means good business for the owners as well as the players who smile home with fat paychecks. Like every other team sport, a particular player position earns much more than the others and for the NFL, it is the quarterback. Their enormous paychecks guarantees them the right to live in the most incredible mansions. Let’s take you inside the incredible mansions of some NFL quarterbacks.
10. Carson Palmer’s Contemporary Pad in Del Mar
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Palmer last year completed the construction of this 8,000 square foot contemporary mansion on a 0.5 acre parcel he bought in 2010 for $4.4 million. The three story building includes 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 5 fireplaces. The master suite occupies an entire floor and features an indoor/outdoor shower, a stand-alone soaking tub, and a private deck.
Other features in the property includes an open air living room, infinity pool, an outdoor kitchen with a wet bar, bocce ball court, an expansive 10-car garage, and a gym on the lower level. The floor-to-ceiling windows offers easy panoramic view of the beach. The hot property has been listed on the market for approximately $25 million.
9. Cam Newton’s Trust Building Condo, Charlotte
Team: Carolina Panthers
In 2012, youngster Cam Newton paid $1.6 million for a 3 bedroom condo in the “high security” Trust building in uptown Charlotte. The abode comes with a number of amenities including membership to the Charlotte Athletic Club. Measuring up to 3,200-square-foot of living space, the house includes 3.5 bathrooms, a large terrace, rooftop pool, a massive walk-in closet and a built-in fish tank. Newton’s neighbor inside the 7-unit building includes the famous NBA retiree Michael Jordan.
8. Peyton Manning’s Georgian Mansion in Cherry Hills Village
Team: Denver Broncos
After joining the Colorado team from Indiana Polis on a 5-year deal, Peyton Manning in 2012 paid $4.575 million for this sprawling Georgian mansion in cherry hills village.
The 16,464-square-foot, three-story brick mansion sits on a lush 3.4 acre property and comprises 7 bathrooms, and 10 bathrooms. It features a sprawling patio, well-lit sitting area, a billiard room, offices, wine cellar, 7-car garage, as well as an elevator on all floors.
7. Philip Rivers’ Santaluz Estate
Team: San Diego Chargers
When Rivers extended his contract with the Chargers in 2009, he bought this extensive mansion for $3.3 million. The 6 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom mansion includes private rose gardens, built-in BBQ, wine cellar, pool with a spa, waterfall, library, media room and an outdoor fireplace.
6. Tom Brady’s Brookline MA Mansion
Team: New England Patriots
Tom Brady and his super hot, super rich model wife Gisele Bundchen built this house from scratch on a 5.2 acre parcel they bought for $4.5 million. The 14,317-square-foot mansion boast 4 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms including a master suite with his and hers closet. Other features include a pool with Banja shelf, chef’s kitchen complete with a pantry, a sun room, wine cellar, a library, gym and home theater. The garage area features a staff quarters and a nursery. Neighbors to the power couple include New England Patriot billionaire owner Bob Kraft.
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Before moving into their new mansion, the duo lived in a $40 million eco mansion in Brentwood California which they also built from scratch. They sold the mansion in 2014 to rapper cum business mogul Dr. Dre. The sprawling mansion (pictured above) features 5 bedrooms, library, gym, a koi pond moat, infinity pool, and loggia.
5. Robert Griffin III Virginia Abode
Team: Cleveland Browns
Prior to his marriage to Rebecca Liddicoat in 2013, RG3 bought this 9,000 square foot mansion in Loudoun County, Virginia for $2.5 million. The mansion sits on a 3 acre parcel in the Tony Creighton Farms 900-acre community which includes a golf course.
The former Redskin star’s house comprises of 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a mudroom, wet bar, spa, heated pool, theater room and wine cellar. As RG3 bid farewell to Washington this year, he’s also willing to kiss his mansion goodbye and has listed it for an estimated $2.7 million. Fingers crossed he’ll snag a bigger home in Cleveland.
4. Russell Wilson’s Mediterranean-style Mansion in Bellevue’s Meydenbauer
Team: Seattle Seahawks
It appears athletes love to celebrate their contract extension by snapping up a new spread, the same is for the Seahawks frontman who after signing a four-year $87.6 million contract extension with the Seahawks in July 2015 splashed $6.7 million to acquire this gorgeous lakeside mansion previously owned by Microsoft manager Harish Naidu.
The 10,700 square foot Mediterranean mansion includes 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, a walk-in pantry, wine cellar and a private boat duck.
3. Tony Romo’s Dallas Home
Team: Dallas Cowboys
The Romo house was custom-built and is valued at $9 million. Its 32,515-square-foot of living space includes 6 bedrooms, 3 hearths, pool, spa and an outdoor entertainment area.
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2. Aaron Rodgers Suamico Wisconsin Home
Team: Green Bay Packers
The 2010 Super Bowl winner and MVP has two houses; one in Wisconsin (pictured) where he currently resides and the other in California. The Wisconsin home features a spa, man-made garden, a pool, an oversized dinning room and of course numerous rooms and baths.
1. Drew Brees’ Uptown New Orleans Home
Team: New Orleans Saints
The Super Bowl XLIV MVP and Sports Illustrated’s 2010 Sportsman of the year joined the Saints in 2006 on a 6-year $60 million deal and moved to New Orleans where he purchased a 4 bedroom, 4,944 square foot mansion in the uptown for $1.5 million. The bedrooms feature hardwood floors including the master suite which has a his and hers walk-in closet, a Jacuzzi tub and a fireplace. There is also a pool, wine cellar, and a shaded courtyard behin the building which is decorated with lush garden plants and azaleas. Don’t be fooled by the above picture though, the father of four has since renovated the interior to look better. Unfortunately we’ve not been invited to behold the new stunning features, however, the family was in 2012 interviewed by CBS in their home, click here to peek inside.
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