The NFL pays its players some of the largest sums the world has to offer. Players can make millions of dollars a year in salaries, and that’s before all the additional endorsements and appearances. Many had a modest start in high school or college – and worked hard to be where they are today. Now, their lives are filled with lavish homes and extravagant cars and yachts. We’ve gathered some of the coolest collections of houses and toys from some of your favorite players.
Deion Sanders & Pilar Sanders – Texas, Estimated $21 Million
This gigantic 109-acre ranch is the home to NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and his wife, Pilar Sanders. The home includes a large lake, while the 29,000-square-foot home has a 3,000-square-foot master closet, nine bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, a full indoor basketball court, and several bowling lanes. The couple is looking to sell this monster property – would you like to live here? Just splash out $21 million – it’s easy! Find out over the page which NFL player recently moved to Chicago…
Matt Forte & Danielle Daniels – Chicago, Estimated $4.1 Million
This former Jets running back lives in a 9,000 square feet mansion, featuring a home theater big enough for 20 people, a garage for three cars, and an outdoor deck. The Chicago home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an elevator to reach all of its four floors. The couple enjoys hosting friends and family who are often amazed by its 60-foot spiraling staircase in the middle. Currently, Matt and Danielle have applied for a zoning change to add another 1,137 square feet to the property.
Brett Favre & Deanna Tynes Favre – Ford F-150, Estimated $29.1K
Just because you play for the Green Bay Packers, it doesn’t mean you need to spend millions on a fancy car. Brett Favre and his partner, Deanna Tynes Favre used to own this Ford which he would drive to practice. He sold it for $29.1k to an undisclosed buyer and we tracked down its value today: a modest $17k. It goes to show how you can be in the top 1% of earners and yet still maintain a modest lifestyle.
Rob Gronkowski – Boston, Estimated $2.2 Million
This Patriots player can afford to buy a 2-bedroom Boston home worth $2.2 million. Before this, Rob Gronkowski lived in Tampa Bay, Florida, until he moved north for work. He sold the property and now resides in Boston full time. Sadly he was robbed this year during the Super Bowl and had to claim a lot of his insurance. Living in Boston doesn’t come without its risks. Our next NFL player is quite far from the East coast…
Richard Sherman – Seattle, Estimated $2.3 Million
This Seahawks player is based in Seattle and resides in his $2.3 million mansions with his partner. It features four bedrooms, a hot tub, a large swimming pool, and bathrooms and wet bar. The house features two (yes, two) fully-equipped kitchens. We all like to cook but even we think that two kitchens is a bit excessive. You probably need the calories to play in a Super Bowl-winning team, which the Seahawks did in 2014.
Russell Wilson & Ciara – Bellevue, Estimated $6.7 Million
The Seahawks quarterback is married to R&B singer Ciara, and the two live in a 10,700 square foot mansion in Bellevue, near Lake Washington. They live here with their daughter and two pets, and it includes a wine cellar, seven bedrooms and bathrooms, five fireplaces, a walk-in pantry, and its own luxury yacht dock outside. The two of them must enjoy each other’s company – they are completely secluded in Meydenbauer Bay.
Patrick Peterson – Scottsdale, Estimated $2.6 Million
Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson invested in this Arizona property way back in2015 and made sure to renovate it into a dream project today. The house boasts six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a gym, a chef’s kitchen, and more accessories enjoyed by the couple. As a wine fan, he even built his own wine cellar and tasting room. It has everything you could ask for in a Scottsdale home which is a perfect place to raise a family.
Von Miller & Megan Denise – Cherry Hills Village, Estimated $10 Million
Go hard or go home, according to Von Miller. The outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos lives in this huge house in a Colorado estate in Cherry Hills Village. Girlfriend Megan Denise is there to help fill a closet room with more than 800 pairs of shoes and over 150 eyeglasses. Its bedrooms are decorated in the style of a Vegas hotel suite, and even the basement is an entertainment area which they call “Club 58” when friends and family visit.
Andrew Luck & Nicole Pechanec – Honda Accord, Estimated $25K
Despite a whopping $140-million contract with the Colts, quarterback Andrew Luck keeps it modest when dealing with car purchase choices. According to friends and family, Luck as always been frugal: he shared a car with his sister and would cycle to and from college. Now he’s settled down with Nicole Pechanec, the two share this classic accord. It’s very charming to see money not change the character of good people like Andrew.
Cam Newton & Kia Proctor – 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Cutlass, Estimated $255K
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers‘ quarterback, really loves collecting and customizing cars. He spent $45,000 renovating his 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Cutlass, inserting a 24-karat gold plating, a brand new interior, and seats with diamond stitching. But that’s not all: the tires are wider than normal ones with gold treatment on the rims. With such tacky taste, it’s amazing he managed to woo former model Kia Proctor, who just gave birth to their third child in 2018.
Aaron Rodgers & Danica Patrick – Chevrolet Camaro, Estimated $35K
Another modest entry on our list is Aaron Rodgers and his $35,000 Camaro from 2011. The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback is the modest owner of the customized vehicle – he even put the logo on it! Talk about loyalty! Still, at 34 he must be more aware of frugality and spending money only when it’s necessary. His partner, Danica Patrick, seems to find it charming and is said to be a fan of the car.
Odell Beckham Jr & Sophie Campise – Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Estimated $500K
Odell Beckham Jr – the 25-year-old New York Giants‘ wide receiver, is already on the Forbes‘ “30 under 30” list. As well as his football commitments, he has deals with Nike and other companies, which afforded him this Rolls-Royce Phantom. This is just one car in his collection of Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupes, a red Ferrari, a McLaren MP4-12C, and a fully-customized Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG. Find out which Texas NFL player landed in hot water over his rental over the page…
Dez Bryant & Ilyne Nash – Texas, $4,720 Per Month
Bryant was first drafted to the Cowboys back in 2010 and even earned three Pro Bowl berths within four years. He lives with his partner and their two children in this Texas property, but recently found himself sued in court after damaging the rental home. He had to pay $60,000 in damages and had to repaint, clean, and replace the interior. Let’s hope he got insurance to help him out.
Troy Aikman & Rhonda Worthey – Texas, Estimated $5.3 Million
This former Dallas Cowboys quarterback isn’t holding back when it comes to enjoying his retirement. Unfortunately, he wasn’t destined to enjoy his marriage as much. After divorcing Rhona Worthey, he is looking to sell this $5.3 million home in Dallas. The mansion is more than 10,000 square feet and holds a special home cinema and snack bar. It also has four bathrooms, six bedrooms, a pool, a wine room with a bar, a large tub, and a 3-car-garage.
Tony Romo & Candice Crawford – Dallas, Estimated $9 Million
This former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo shares this grand $9-million mansion with his wife, Candice Crawford. Among their assets, the 32,515-square-foot mansion comes with an outdoor entertainment area and three fireplaces to reap the benefits of the Texas heat. It has six bedrooms and four bathrooms, a spa to relax in, and a swimming pool to get some exercise. The couple bought it for $3 million but have spent $6 million on renovations, raising its value.
Troy Polamalu & Theodora Holmes – La Jolla, Estimated $2.5 Million
This 1.75-acre property was actually a bit of a headache for Troy Polamalu and his wife, Theodora Holmes. They bought the La Jolla property for $4.75 million and renovated it for years. It features a modern chef’s kitchen, two family rooms, eight bathrooms, six bedrooms, a four-car garage, a Jacuzzi, and a swimming pool. Unfortunately, they only sold it for $2.5 million, marking a $2 million loss.
DeMarcus Ware & Taniqua Smith – Denver, Estimated $1.3 Million
DeMarcus Ware has retired from the Denver Broncos, but it didn’t stop him from settling down in Denver with his then-wife, Taniqua Smith. Cherry Creek North is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods and it’s a short distance to some of Denver’s best shopping sites and restaurants. The house itself is relatively modest – 3,000-square-foot home, coming with three bedrooms and bathrooms. A perfect amount of space for a small family. What The Patriots’ most famous player? Find out what Tom Brady drives over the page…
Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen – Rolls-Royce Ghost, Estimated $300K
One of the most famous players in the NFL, Tom Brady, is the owner of this Ghost. He’s been part of the Patriots for 17 years now, so why not splash out on a few fun toys? The car has some awesome qualities, like 563-horsepower and a V-12 engine with an 8-speed transmission. He is only one half of a dream couple, with the other half being Gisele Bündchen, the famous model. Together, they enjoy the lavish lifestyle of fast cars and glamor.
Adrian Peterson & Ashley Brown – BMW 750i, Estimated $82K
Even though he encountered problems with the other side of the law – requiring a criminal defense attorney at law – Adrian Peterson remains admired by his fans and his partner, Ashley Brown. Today, he spends his time building an impressive car collection. One of his prized possessions is a very customized 2006 BMW 750i. According to reports, he picked it up for $82K after the Minnesota Vikings drafted him to the team.
A.J. Green & Miranda Brooke – Porsche Panamera 4S, Estimated $160K
A.J Green joined the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011 and has made quite the impression ever since. Today, he is worth $35 million – not bad for a 30-year-old! He married Miranda Brooke and the two of them splashed out on a $160K Porsche Panamera 4S, with a V8 engine and automatic, 7-speed transmission. The Porsche goes from 0-60 in an impressive 4.2 seconds – reaching speeds of 175mph. Wow!