When hotshot NFL players are looking for the next place to make their home they make sure to get only the best of… well, everything! From fabulous cars to private jets to giant yachts to mansions the size of an entire neighborhood, it’s our dream and their reality. While it’s true that they’ve worked hard for their incomes, some of the ways they spend their massive salaries comes as a shock, some bordering on ludicrous. And, this comes as a surprise, but not every athlete’s house is as we would imagine. If you were an athlete, would you have a full library, spa, and a salon? An Olympic-size pool? Or would you go for the cabin in the middle of nowhere? Let’s see how these NFL players cribs look!
Aaron Rodgers- California
Aaron Rodgers started his ascent to the NFL playing college football in California. It didn’t take long for Rodgers to be among the top players in the league, and in 2005, he was drafted to the NFL to play for the Green Bay Packers. So that he could be close to his team, Rodgers moved away from California to Green Bay, Wisconsin. Like most people who move away from home, Rodgers missed California so much that he decided to move back and build his residence there. What does his home look like? For starters, it’s a mansion, and it also has an Olympic-size pool. We’re definitely jealous.
Peyton Manning- Denver
Peyton Manning is a player that has gone down in NFL history as one of the most prolific football stars of all time. From the very beginning, he was considered a cut above the rest, and for that reason, he played for top teams like the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts. Both those teams have had a lot of success on the field due to Manning’s leadership and direction. It’s easy to imagine that he has lived a life of luxury since his retirement in 2016. His Chevy Hills Village estate cost an astounding $4.5 million, and the high cost seems to be because of its massive size: nearly 16,500 square feet! That’s more than enough space for his two kids to play. His mansion has seven bedrooms, in case you needed to be a bit more impressed.
Randy Moss – New England Patriots
Want to buy a former New England Patriot’s home? Look no further than football legend Randy Moss’ Rhode Island home up, now for sale. His Lincoln home is 3,846-square-feet and sits on a whopping four acres of land. While the home only has three bedrooms and an accompanying three bathrooms, the custom-home was built to have a rustic, cabin-feel with stylish wooden walls and floors. The interior of the home, if you look at the picture below, is quite impressive!
Tony Romo – Dallas
Tony Romo is the former quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, and he’s one of the few members in the NFL who has played for the same team throughout his entire career. His mansion is worth the same as nine mansions put together! He has six bedrooms, his own personal entertainment center, a giant backyard and outdoor guest area, and if the occasion arose, he could invite the entire neighborhood into his backyard for a block party! Uhh… can we get an invite, please?
Rob Gronkowski – Boston
The lifestyle and salaries of NFL players can be irritating to those of us who don’t throw a ball for a living, but we have something to remind those envious individuals: football is a grueling and highly-debilitating sport, with most football players retiring at just 35 years old. In order to meet this retirement goal, many players like Rob Gronkowski work extremely hard to maintain their physiques and their extravagant lifestyles. Gronkowski’s mansion is in the Seaport District of Boston. The mansion stands as a modest 2,063 square feet, but it includes a private desk on the roof that’s equipped to host a variety of parties and also watch those incredible Massachusetts sunrises.
Kurt Warner – Scottsdale
Have you been wondering what the former quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, Kurt Warner, has been doing? Warner took up his retirement residence in a 11,000 square-foot home in Scottsdale, Arizona. As if a seven bedroom, ten bathroom home wasn’t luxurious enough, he also has a home entertainment room replete with a personal theater, a video game room, and a cabana. Even though we can’t speak to how his retirement’s been first-hand, we’re thinking that he’s had a very relaxing time since leaving the NFL after the 2009 season. He probably doesn’t even leave his home! We wouldn’t want to either.
Russell Wilson – Bellevue
This next home looks more like an upscale hotel you would check into on an exquisite vacation than the home of Russell Wilson, the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, and his R&B singer wife, Ciara. The couple and their daughter live here with their two dogs. Don’t be alarmed if you’re worried that’s not enough space for the family; the home is 10,700 square feet. There’s no doubt that these mortgage payments are difficult to handle with two superstars under the roof.
Robert Griffin III – Aldie
Robert Griffin III sets the standard for luxury homes. His enormous 9,000 square foot mansion in Aldie has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a personal elevator, an entertainment room, a mudroom, spa, and wine cellar. Griffin even has his own golf course on his property! Unfortunately, Griffin’s house is on the market because he’s not playing currently, but we’re thinking this place might be a bit out of our price range.
Marshawn Lynch – Richmond
Having millions of dollars and being a hotshot NFL athlete has a lot of perks. Marshawn Lynch is one of those players who has a way of showing us all exactly what those perks are. Lynch bought a waterfront property in Richmond that totals 7,000 square feet – way larger than the kind of home a traditional family would have in the suburbs. What’s the main appeal to the amazing property? The fact that Lynch wakes up to a view of the San Francisco Bay each and every day. As if that wasn’t nice enough, he also owns a 58-foot dock for his boats. How do we get a chance to move into that place?!
Matt Forte – Chicago
If you ever happen to be in Chicago, navigate your way to the River North neighborhood, and you’ll run into New York Jets running back Matt Forte’s incredible home. His colossal 9,000 square foot home has four levels, an indoor elevator, five bedrooms, and six bathrooms. If you think that’s enough room for Forte, you’re wrong. His lawyers have submitted paperwork for a zoning change to expand his mansion by another 1,137 square feet.
Von Miller – Cherry Hills Village
Owning more than 800 pairs of shoes and 150 different pairs of glasses requires a lot of space! It makes sense that Von Miller’s mansion in Cherry Hills Village in Colorado has seven bedrooms, one of which we can imagine is a walk in closet just for his shoes.
Ryan Tannehill – Fort Lauderdale
The Miami Dolphins main quarterback, Ryan Tannehill can certainly teach us all a lot about the life of luxury. Tannehill owns waterfront property in Fort Lauderdale with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, an entertainment room, and a personal gym. There’s also a large pool and a guest house in the back for anyone visiting.
Ndamukong Suh – Fort Lauderdale
The Miami Dolphins seem to really like living in Fort Lauderdale! His 11,142 square foot home has an astounding eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a modern kitchen with beautiful full windows!
Julio Jones – Atlanta
Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons really made some big bucks playing for the top NFL team, and his house is evidence of that! His 8,000 square foot home in Atlanta has seven bathrooms, a pond, pool, tennis court and even heated floors!
Tom Brady – Brookline
Tom Brady has unrivaled quarterbacks skills and the salary to show for it. He owns a $4.5 million home in Massachusetts along with his Brazilian model, actress, and wife, Gisele Bündchen. The beautiful and successful duo make sure they can get some R&R in their mansion, and who wouldn’t! Their five bedroom, six bathroom home has a full library, sun room, wine cellar, among many other amenities. It goes without saying that we’re jealous of their home!
Julius Peppers – Miami
When Julius Peppers made his move from the Green Bay Packers to the Carolina Panthers, he went on the hunt for a new property. His 9,100 square foot Dutch-Caribbean style home based in Miami might be a keeper for the long term. It has eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a wine cellar, a personal library, a chef’s kitchen, and an infinity pool. Whatever the cost is, we want that mansion!
Ladainian Tomlinson – California
While we and many other people around the world pine for a California home, former San Diego Chargers running back Ladainian Tomlinson made that dream his reality. His 9,600 square foot property has a huge pool, basketball court, six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a private golf course, a movie theater, and a wall-to-wall fish tank! He must really be enjoying his retirement now!
Troy Aikman – Texas
Troy Aikman enjoyed his short retirement in this beautiful 10,000 square foot mansion. Since his end to his career in 2001 was initially due to a persistent back injury, he bought this amazing home and lived a few years there, but later moved to Europe.
Jerry Rice – California
If there’s one athlete who knows about big mansions, it’s Jerry Rice. The former New York Giants legend invested in properties around the nation, but his Los Angeles mansion is the one he calls home. It’s 15,600 square feet and has nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a giant dining room, a butler’s pantry, a private chef’s kitchen, and a swimming pool. We wish we could retire as stylishly as Rice!
Elvis Dumervil – Florida
If you’re wondering where Elvis Dumervil is living, you’re not alone. Some bankruptcy rumors have spiraled around his spending habits an his properties, but let’s hope they’re not true. He sold his 7,900 square foot home in Florida to a lucky (and rich) buyer. The mansion has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a game room, a giant pool and resort-style bar, and a home entertainment system.
Keyshawn Johnson – California
Do you have some a few extra millions lying around? Keyshawn Johnson sure does; he’s played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys, and that’s earned him a lot of cash over the years. Now in his retirement, he owns a home in Calabasas that is 11,746 square feet and has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a in-ground basketball court.
Patrick Wills – San Jose
Patrick Wills may not have the record setting abilities of other NFL players, but he sure does make sure he lives in style. This San Francisco 49ers Mediterranean style home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a game room, and a home theater, all resting on 4.3 acres of land. Wanting to buy this mansion? We can tell you the price is definitely out of our range!
Troy Polamalu – California
Troy is the type of person who has a taste for the finer things in life, from his cars to his home. So, it makes sense that he invested in a 1.75 acre property in La Jolla, California. The home has everything you would need, including six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an entertainment room, and three fireplaces. We can’t think of anywhere else we’d want to live! Troy, however, sold this house a few years back.
Adrian Peterson – Woodlands, Texas
This next home has a $5 million price tag and comes with six bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a game room, and a walk-in cellar. It also has a two-story library! This is none other than the home of New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson.
Jason Taylor – Florida
Not all $3.6 million homes are worth the price, apparently. Jason Taylor purchased this 10,247 square foot home, but then changed his mind and settled down elsewhere.
Philip Rivers – San Diego
Philip Rivers has plenty of reasons to invest in a majorly luxurious home and being a star player of the Los Angeles Chargers is just one of those reasons. His Santaluz development just north of San Diego. It’s really an amazing property!
Josh Freeman – Tampa, Florida
Josh Freeman may have changed teams a few times, but that has allowed him to afford this incredible Mediterranean-style home in Florida. His three-story home covers 5,837 square feet and has six bedrooms, several home entertainment rooms, and a home theater. He sold the property shortly after purchasing it, and we’re excited to get information on his new home.
Kyle Long – Lake Forest, Illinois
Kyle Long chose his 6,238 square foot home to be close to his home team, the Chicago Bears. His Lake Forest home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a personal gym, a theater, and a heated three car garage for those tough Midwestern winters. Long did some major work earning this home, buying it at a discounted rate to prove that he’s not just a football player, but also a smart businessman.
Mario Williams – Aurora, Buffalo
Mario Williams has played for quite a few teams throughout his time as a football player, and some of those teams include the Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills, and Miami Dolphins. His Aurora mansion is on 5.1 acres of land, and has five bedrooms, a giant kitchen, and more than one entertainment room! In 2016, he sold his mansion had made a very large return. Good thinking, Mario!
Cam Newton – Charlotte, North Carolina
Cam Newton made a positive investment for his future when he purchased a luxurious condo in Charlotte. The property makes up one of the units in the Trust building. It is a three bedroom, three bathroom condo with stunning wooden floors. The rooftop pool is another bonus of the investment.
Antonio Gates – Poway, California
Antonio Gates restructured many things in his life in 2017, and among those changes were a giant new home. His new place has five bedrooms, a whopping seven bathrooms a massive kitchen, and a basketball court with his initials painted onto the court!
Joe Montana – Marina District, San Francisco
Bigger is not always better. Joe Montana learned that lesson when he sold his Napa mansion and downsized to a two bedroom three bathroom home with a big kitchen and dining room. His new residence is in Marina District, San Francisco.
Charles Woodson – Orlando, Florida
Charles Woodson probably poured all of his dreams into his 8,000 square foot home in Orlando. The former cornerback and safety of the Green Bay Packers invested a million dollars into his home. We wish we could do the same!
Chad Pennington – Southwest Ranches, Florida
Looking for an astounding 8,260 square foot home? Look no further than Chad Penington’s Southwest Ranches home in Florida. The home has everything you could want and more! You can find a swimming pool, barbecue patio area, marbled bathrooms, and even a water fountain on this property! Pennington is a former Miami Dolphins and New York Jets star and must really enjoy his six bedroom, six bathroom home.
Shaun O’Hara – Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
This 7,520 square foot home in Franklin Lakes has a library, spa, and more bedrooms and bathrooms than we can count. Whose home is it? Shaun O’Hara, the former center of the New York Giants. It looks like something out of a fairy tale!
Michael Turner – Suwanee, Georgia
If you think you have to live on a beachfront mansion to live your life to the fullest, take one look at Michael Turner’s home! The former Atlanta Falcons and San Diego Chargers player made his home in Suwanee, Georgia and has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a personal library room, a massive pool, and to top it all off, six fireplaces! This heavenly place looks like something we would love to make our home. Oh, and it has a four car garage, too!
Matt Birk – Reisterstown, Maryland
Matt Birk made it big when he signed with the Ravens for a three year contract. The $12 million contract gave him the funds to treat himself to an amazing mansion in Reisterstown, Maryland. His home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and enough room for his entire family, extended family, and maybe some lucky fans, too!
Cortland Finnegan – Brentwood, Tennessee
Looking for a breathtaking mansion? Look no further than Cortland Finnegan’s home, which has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, four fireplaces, and a three car garage!
Warren Sapp – Orange County, Orlando
Living in Orlando is one of our dreams, and Warren Sapp is living that dream! His stunning mansion was sold in 2012.
Jay Cutler – Winnetka, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois houses a major football star, and that person is Jay Cutler. Even though Cutler and his family only rent the home right now, the five bedroom home is one amazing rental property.
Frank Gore – Davies, Florida
Frank Gore’s Davies home has a whopping six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a massive swimming pool, and that’s not all! It also has a theater room and a ton of other things we’re envious of. If we could guess, we would say that Gore is living a great life over in Florida.
Devin Hester – Riverwoods, Chicago
Devin Hester made some big moves when he signed with the Atlanta Falcons, and one of them was selling his Chicago mansion. It has six bedrooms, a private pond, and a tennis court on the 10,000 square foot space. That is one impressive house!
Reggie Bush – Los Angeles
It would take a lifetime for us to grow tired of this Los Angeles home, but Reggie Bush has more elite taste than the rest of us. After seven years, he sold his home and moved to a new place. What did he leave behind? A master suite with its own fireplace, a walk-in closet, and a step-up soaking tub.
Patrick Peterson – Scottsdale
Patrick Peterson knows how to pack luxury onto one acre. His mansion is located in the Paradise Manor Estates community in Scottsdale and has plenty of privacy and an amazing home that we’re absolutely jealous of!
Adam Podlesh – Libertyville, Illinois
Living in Libertyville has its perks if you’re Adam Podlesh, and there’s five reasons why! The five reasons are, in short, the five bedrooms in the home, along with a couple of extra perks: a media room and a workout room. This is one killer mansion.
Jeff Garcia – Rancho Santa Fe, California
Jeff Garcia used to own this Mediterranean-style home, but he sold it off to the highest bidder a while ago. When he did own it, it looks like he was one of the luckiest guys on the planet! I mean, just look at the place – it’s stunning!
DeMarcus Ware – Denver
DeMarcus Ware, the now-retired Denver Broncos linebacker and defensive end, made his home in the stunning Denver Neighborhood of Cherry Creek North. As you can imagine, this is an exquisite place to make your home!
Deion Sanders – Texas
When buying a home in Texas, the rule of thumb is 109 acres and a lake. Well, maybe that’s not the rule, but that’s what Deion Sanders did when he bought property in the lone star state. He has ten rooms, a bowling alley, an indoor basketball court – and that’s just some of the amenities inside!
Carson Palmer – Del Mar
There are some football players who are a cut above the rest, and Carson Palmer is one of them. His 8,000 square foot residence is only ousted in size by one football player mentioned: Russell Wilson. Palmer has his gigantic home in Del Mar, where he purchased a large plot of land to build his house. Palmer made a big investment with this plot, which likely has a resale value of double the cost of construction. A worthy investment, indeed.
Brandon Marshall – New York
Brandon Marshall has really outdone himself! This New York Giants wide receiver transferred to the Seattle Seahawks and picked up $2 million in the contract. That, with the money he earned from playing for the Giants, earned Marshall a massive mansion. With an outdoor pool and interior design to die for, this residence is really the envy of many. However, Marshall sold this Southwest Ranches home in Florida and has opted to rent an apartment in New Jersey instead. We’re eager to see the next home that he buys.
Antonio Brown – Hollywood
Antonio Brown might have the mansion that beats all mansions! This colossal home in Hollywood Oaks has twelve bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a guest house, a home entertainment system, a media room, gym, outdoor kitchen, and two pools, to top it off! Thinking of heading to the synagogue? You’re in luck because he has a built-in synagogue! Although he isn’t Jewish, he bought the home from an Israeli-born real estate developer. He kept the synagogue for his Jewish friends. This is the kind of property we wouldn’t mind spending some time exploring!
Eli Manning – Quogue
Eli Manning is the type of football player who needs no introduction. He’s proven himself on the field for years, and off the field, he’s shown his prowess with the location of his property. Yup, he owns a beachfront home in South Hampton that has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a massive private pool, and a quaint patio. Think you’ll ever see him walking along the beach? It’s likely he will take his private walkway, so you might have a hard time spotting him.
J.J. Watt – Wisconsin
J.J. Watt is one of those people who likes his privacy. You won’t find his residence in Los Angeles, Seattle, or Miami. Nope, he owns a cabin in a totally random place in Wisconsin. You won’t find an indoor pool or home entertainment system in his minimalist cabin, either. But, you will find a modest football player who’s a powerhouse on the field.
Richard Sherman – Seattle, Washington
Richard Sherman has been traded a few times, but for good reason. With so many salary boosts, it makes perfect sense that Sherman would invest in a 9,435 square foot home with too many extras to list. A few of the notable aspects of his mansion are an indoor swimming pool, multiple fireplaces, a basketball court, and most surprisingly, a beauty salon! The man likes to take care of his hair, and we can’t blame him for it; we’d do the same thing with that kind of money.
Lance Briggs – Northfield
There’s a lot you can fit on one acre of land. Just ask retired Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs! His six bedroom, seven bathroom home sold in 2017, and has a three car garage, elevator, giant wine cellar, and the kind of basement “man cave” that would be the envy of anyone wanting a few hours of peace and quiet to themselves.
Michael Strahan – Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles isn’t just for actors, actresses, and models. Michael Strahan’s giant 9,200 square foot home is located in that city, and it’s just one of his homes! His massive Mediterranean-style mansion has a stylish pool and a well-manicured yard that’s the envy of all onlookers. As if that wasn’t dreamy enough, there’s a professional chef’s kitchen installed. We can only imagine how delicious those dinners taste!
Mike Singletary – Saratoga, California
Mike Singletary carried the 1985 Chicago Bears to their first Super Bowl win in over twenty years. With abilities like that, we are not surprised that Singletary owns a 5,000 square foot monster of a house, with six bedrooms and bathrooms. He also has a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and a large den. Mike, you’ve earned it.
Brett Favre – Sumrall, Mississippi
His name might be odd, but there’s nothing strange about Brett Favre’s skills on the field. This football athlete’s mansion is tucked away in Sumrall, Mississippi. Thinking about taking a peek at his yard? You might have some trouble since the 465 acre property is nearly entirely fenced. The man really does like his privacy.
Vernon Davis – San Jose, California
Vernon Davis knows how to live his life in luxury given how incredible his residence is. His 7,259 square foot home has six bedroom, five bathrooms, and also includes a wine cellar, a personal gym, and five fireplaces! With all that excess, it’s no surprise that he also has a three car garage. We think this Washington Redskins player might have a thing for drinking a glass (or two) of wine in front of those fire places!
Nate Burleson – Newcastle, Washington
Sometimes the things NFL superstars just confuse us. Like why would Nate Burleson of the Seattle Seahawks sell his Newcastle, Washington home? We hope he’s going for an upgrade, though it’s hard to beat the size and luxuries in his former mansion. The 8,871 square foot house listed for almost three million, and includes its own home theater, a personal gym, and a billiards room. Let’s not forget that it’s located beside the fourth hole of the Golf Club of Newcastle, so you can also expect a spectacular view from those big windows, too!
Colin Kaepernick – San Jose, CA
If you’ve been trying to find former NFL football star turned Nike social activist Colin Kaepernick, look no further than the Silver Creek neighborhood of San Jose, California. Kaepernick chose to remodel this home to a four bedroom and five full bathroom dream home, replete with its own private lot. As if that wasn’t nice enough, the house has an ‘open-concept’ feel to it, meaning stunning 10-foot ceilings and a giant backyard housing a waterfall pool.