$1.9 Million – Rob Gronkowski’s Boston Home
‘Gronk’ retired from the NFL in 2018 following a nine-year season with the New England Patriots, which saw him win three Super Bowl championships alongside quarterback Tom Brady.
With his fame and wealth, Gronk splashed out on this $2.2 million bachelor bad in Boston, but seeing as he’s come out of retirement to link up with Brady again in Tampa Bay, the tight end sold the penthouse for $2.3 million, making a neat profit in the process.
$5 Million – Kurt Warner’s Arizona Home
Hall of Famer Kurt Warner is one of the best quarterbacks to have played the game, winning two MVP awards (Most Valuable Player) and a Super Bowl during his 12-year career.
Warner was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 1998, but also played a lone season with the New York Giants, and later the Arizona Cardinals, which is where he lived in this 11,000 square-foot, seven-bedroom home. The home sold for just under $5 million in 2011.
$4.2 Million – Drew Brees’ Car Collection
The New Orleans Saints quarterback holds a litany of records in the NFL, including career passing yards (77,576), touchdown passes (549) and completions (6,885). At 41 (he’ll be 42 in January), Brees is nearing the end of his playing career, though he’s on the hunt to add a second Super Bowl to his resume.
Seeing as Brees is a future Hall-of-Famer, the quarterback has earned a ton of money during his 19-year career, which has allowed him to build up quite the collection of luxury cars, including a $2.2 million Bugatti Veyron.
$10 Million – Aaron Rodgers’ California Mansion
The Green Bay Packers quarterback has amassed a tidy sum during his time in the league – $235,037,500, to be exact. He’s under contract a Lambeau Field through the 2023 season, which would push his earnings to over $313 million.
When he isn’t in Wisconsin, Rodgers resides in his $10 million, 5,771 square foot home in Del Mar, California. The mansion has a home theater, batting cage, basketball court, a sauna, and other ridiculous amenities that one can acquire if they win a Super Bowl and league MVP award in the NFL.
$2.3 Million – Joe Montana’s Marina Condo
Joe Montant is considered by many to be one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history – if not the greatest. Nicknamed “Joe Cool” and “The Comeback Kid”, Montana won four Super Bowl championships during his 16 seasons in the league, and is the first player ever to have been named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player three times.
Montana previously lived in a 10,000 square foot Tuscan Villa in Calistoga, but he relisted the home in 2019 (at $28.9 million, $20 million less than it’s original $49 million price almost a decade ago) and now resides in a more modest two-bedroom condo in the SFO Marina district.
$1.7 Million – Greg Olsen’s North Carolina Home
Now a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Olsen spent nine years with the Carolina Panthers and bought this home in the Waxhaw area in 2012.
The mansion comes with six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half-baths, a three-car garage, and an enclosed patio with an outdoor fireplace. Olsen sold the home as his family continued to grow, and then eventually left the state when he was signed by Seattle in the 2020 offseason.
$70,000 – Joe Flacco’s Corvette Stingray
You wouldn’t think it now – given he’s a backup quarterback for the struggling New York Jets – but Joe Flacco is a Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl MVP, having earned the accolades after leading the Baltimore Ravens to the ‘chip in 2013.
His career has dropped off pretty dramatically since, but the quarterback has some pretty nice rides, including this Corvette Stingray, which he won FOR FREE after his MVP-worthy performance in Super Bowl XLVII. The rich get richer, eh?
$21 Million – Deion Sanders’ Former Texas Mansion
With a nickname like ‘Prime Time’, this sprawling mansion certainly fits the profile of one of the most exciting athletes in U.S. sports history. The Hall of Fame defensive back also had a professional career in baseball, and once played an NFL game and an MLB game in the same day!
During his career with the Dallas Cowboys, Sanders’ briefly resided in a 112-acre estate in Prosper, Texas. Dubbed “Chateau Montclair”, Sanders sold the home in 2014. Sanders is now the head coach of Jackson State University.
$2.3 Million – Richard Sherman’s Maple Valley Home
Richard Sherman was once the most feared, respected and talented cornerback in the NFL, and backed up his extensive trash-talking with a Super Bowl championship and five pro bowl nominations.
Now a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Sherman’s career has declined significantly due to injury, but he’s still a major name in the league. In 2014 Sherman bought a 9,435-square-foot four-bedroom mansion in Maple Valley for the sum of $2.3M. Some of the home’s home’s amenities include 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.
$1.9 Million – Antonio Gates’ Former Home in Poway
Legendary San Diego Charger Antonio Gates is one of the best tight ends in NFL history, and arguably the best Charger in franchise history. He spent his entire 16-year career with the Chargers (who now reside in Los Angeles), earning eight Pro Bowl nominations.
Gates bought this property in Poway, San Diego in 2011 for $2.55 million, but sold it for a loss in 2017 for $1.9 million. The single-story home has 6,841 square feet of living space and includes five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an open-air shower, a basketball court and a saltwater swimming pool with waterfall features.
$200,000 – Philip Rivers’ Custom Cadillac
Long-time Chargers quarterback was surprisingly released by the team this past offseason, and was quickly swooped up by the Indianapolis Colts. While Rivers is yet to win a Super Bowl (or even make it to the big game), he has made eight Pro Bowls and is considered to be one of the toughest players in the league.
Rivers has made quite a bit of dough throughout his 17 years in the league (as star quarterbacks are prone to do), and used $200,000 of it for a custom Cadillac – a ride that includes Wi-Fi, a fridge, and a TV.
$6 Million – Tony Romo’s Customizations to His Former Dallas Home
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and in Tony Romo’s case, he decided to make his already sprawling mansion that much better. The former quarterback spent his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys, and is now one of the best-paid analysts on TV.
His home in the Dallas area cost $3 million, but Romo spent a further $6 million for customizations. The property includes a spa, swimming pool, outdoor entertainment area, 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 3 fireplaces.
$6.7 Million – Russell Wilson’s Mansion
Russell Wilson has been one of the premier quarterbacks in the NFL for several years now, and the Seattle Seahawks rewarded his talent in 2019 with a four-year, $140 million contract extension (which includes a $65 million signing bonus), making him one of the highest-paid players in the league.
Wilson lives in a $6.7 million mansion in Bellevue, Washington just east of Seattle. The home is 10,000-square feet, and its architecture is inspired by the styles of the Mediterranean. The master suite is one of the seven bedrooms in the home and there are also seven bathrooms.
$200,000 – Donald Penn’s Jaguar
At 6’4 and 315lbs, Donald Penn is a big guy, so it makes sense he would need a big ride. The offensive tackle is currently a free agent, having last played for the Washington Professional Football Team in 2019 (he also spent time with the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings).
Offensive tackles (good ones, at least) can make a good amount of money during their career in the NFL, and as we’ve seen football players like to splash out on fancy cars, and Penn’s $200,000 Jaguar is no exception.
$4.5 Million – Peyton Manning’s Denver Mansion
Peyton Manning is another all-time great at the QB position, having won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. His trophy cabinet and accolades are impressive, but what’s even more impressive are his career earnings – $248,732,000 (and that doesn’t include the numerous endorsement packages either).
So Mr. Manning can afford to splash his cash around a bit, and in 2012 he did just that, dropping a cool $4.5 million on a 16,464 square mansion in Denver. The property sits on 3.37 acres, and includes seven bathrooms, separate media and billiard rooms, a “safe” room and an elevator.
$1 Million – Joe Haden’s Lamborghini
Joe Haden is one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL, having been named to three Pro Bowls and two Second-Team All-Pro nominations. He was a star in college at Florida, winning the national championship in 2008 and being named Sporting News’ Defensive Player of the Year.
Now with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Haden spent the first six years of his professional career with the Cleveland Browns, during which he shelled out $1 million for this custom Lamborghini Aventador in bright orange to match his team’s colors.
$2.7 Million – Nnamdi Asomugha’s Former Home
Asomugha’s 11-year career in the NFL was full of highlight plays, and at one point he was considered to be the best shut down corner in the league. He was voted All-Pro four times, including two times to the first team, and made three Pro Bowls.
Asomugha also has a burgeoning acting career, and received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Carl King in the film Crown Heights (2017). In 2015, Asomugha sold his home in the Hollywood Hills for $2.7 million. The property features a basketball court, a gorgeous lawn, and a massive swimming pool.
$82,000 – Adrian Peterson’s BMW
Adrian Peterson has had an extensive career in the NFL, which is somewhat of a rarity for a running back, given their heavy workload on sustained punishment they endure on a game-by-game basis. Now a member of the Detroit Lions, Peterson first entered the league in 2007 and won the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year award in 2012.
He’s also a bit of a gear head, and his collection includes a customized 2006 BMW 750i. Those customizations include larger aftermarket rims, chromed out front grille and lower front grille, and the nice touch of color-matching black taillights.
$1.9 Million – Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Home
Patrick Mahomes is arguably THE biggest star in the NFL right now, having won the Super Bowl as the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2019 season, not to mention signing a 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs worth a record $503m – all at the age of 25.
Earlier in 2020 Mahomes also bagged himself a 3,759-square-foot home, that comes with three-bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen and an open floor plan. It’s a bit more modest than some of the other homes on this list (especially given Mahome’s significant contract extension), but he’s clearly happy with it.
$416,000 – Brett Favre’s Former Mansion
Another legend of the game, Brett Favre spent 20 years in the NFL, winning one Super Bowl, winning three league MVP awards and making the Pro Bowl 11 times. He was also the first NFL quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, throw for 70,000 yards, complete 6,000 passes, and attempt 10,000 passes.
Considering his longevity in the league, one would assume Favre could have afforded a bigger home than the four-bedroom, 0.42-acre (18,295-square-foot) property. That is until you realize this was just his summer home.
$1.5 Million – Tim Tebow’s Florida Mansion
Tim Tebow may have had a brief career in the NFL, but that hasn’t stopped him for achieving considerable success off of the field. After a five-year career in the NFL without any notable accomplishments, Tebow is now a member of the New York Mets’ minor league outfit in MLB.
He also does broadcasting work with ESPN, primarily covering college football. For his efforts, Tebow decided to reward himself with this $1.5 million 6,500 square-foot mansion, which is uniquely located on a golf course!
$3.4 Million – Larry English’s Former Mansion
We’re not sure if this definitively counts as flipping houses, but retired NFL defensive end Larry English has successfully bought and sold two properties at a profit in the last few years.
English had a solid seven-year career in the big leagues, but he might be able to find a successful second career in real estate if he continues at his current pace. English bought this Hollywood Hills mansion for close to $2.57 million, made some renovations, and went on to sell it for $3.4 million.
$200,000 – Patrick Willis’ Aston Martin
A fierce competitor during his time with the San Francisco 49ers, Willis made the Pro Bowl in his first seven seasons in the NFL, and earned All-Pro honors in his first six years. He also led the league in tackles as a rookie. Keep in mind that Willis grew up in abject poverty, and was working full-time in cotton fields by the age of 10, which makes his success all the more impressive.
Willis is also a huge motorhead, including a Ford Raptor, a 1970 Super Sport Chevelle, a 1970 Super Sport Chevelle, and of course this custom Aston Martin DB9.
$5.3 Million – Troy Aikman’s Dallas Mansion
Troy Aikman is one of the most successful players in NFL history, with three Super Bowl rings to his name during his 12 seasons as the quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys. He was also a six-time Pro Bowl nominee, and currently works as a television sportscaster for the Fox network.
As you’d expect, he’s a bit of a cult icon in Dallas, where he has made his home – and what a home it is. The property is 10,662 square feet with five bedrooms, five full and four half baths, seven living areas, three stories, a wine room on the first floor, a home theater, and a three-car garage.
$200,000 – Chad Johnson’s Rolls Royce
Chad Johnson – legally known as Chad Ochocinco from 2008 to 2012 – is one of the more eccentric characters in NFL history. The wide receiver played 11 seasons in the NFL, splitting time between the Cincinnatti Bengals, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins. He even spent a short amount of time in the Canadian Football League and the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional!
Upon his retirement from the NFL, Johnson decided to give himself a farewell gift in the form of this beautiful Rolls Royce Phantom, which comes with a staggering price tag of $200,000 (for a car!).
$400,000 – Ben Roethlisberger’s Ferrari
Quarterback is the most important position in football, so it’s no wonder the good ones are flush with cash and can afford to drop $400,000 on a car, just because. For Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steeler’s QB has amassed $232.3 million over his career – which has included two Super Bowls and six pro bowls.
The 38-year-old has an extensive car collection that includes a Hummer, Tesla, Mercedes, and a Bentley Grand Convertible, as well as this 2016 Ferrari.
$3.5 Million – Vincent Jackson’s Florida Home
At 6’5 and 230lbs with a 39-inch vertical, Vincent Jackson was an athletic specimen who had a stellar 12-year career in the NFL. The wide receiver spent seven seasons with the San Diego Chargers and five seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, racking up three Pro Bowl invitations in the process.
Following his retirement, he elected to stay in Tampa – specifically at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club in a 7,968-square-foot mansion that includes a mother-in-law suite, wet bar, latticed lanai, and a four-car garage.
$1.5 Million – Bruce Arians’ Former Arizona Home
Coaches in the NFL can be just as wealthy (if not more so) than the players, which allows them to buy stunning properties like this estate in Chandler, Arizona. Arians purchased the home when he was head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, but when he retired and subsequently became head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there was obviously no longer a need for it.
The estate is 5,001-square-feet and is located in the exclusive gated community of Vistas at Ocotillo. The home has five bedrooms and four and a half baths, a sunken backyard patio, private pool and spa, and a 500-bottle, walk-in, climate-controlled wine cellar.
$4.5 Million – Brandon Marshall’s Former Florida Home
Marshall is no longer in the league, but the wide receiver spent 13 seasons in the NFL, playing for no less than seven teams, racking up six Pro Bowl nominations and a lone first-team All-Pro selection. He also holds the NFL record for most receptions in a game with 21.
In 2014 Marshall bought this 19,000-square-foot property in Southwest Ranches, Florida – where Marshall attended high school and college. The house has six bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, a two-story living room, a formal dining room, a gym, wet-bar, movie theater, and a home office. Marshall sold the property in 2020.
$2.5 Million – Mario Williams’ Former Mansion
Williams made waves as the 1st overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, and spent 11 years in the league, playing for the Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. He earned four Pro Bowl nominations and was named as a first-team All-Pro once.
Williams was only able to sell his 13,200-square-foot mansion in 2019, having listed the property in 2016. The property sits on five acres of land, and has its own guesthouse.
$3.75 Million – NaVorro Bowman’s Former Garden Estate
Former NFL linebacker NaVorro Bowman played eight seasons in the league, spending seven of them as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. He played in three Pro Bowls and made four First-Team All-Pro squads.
In 2018 Bowman sold his Bay Area home for $3.715 million. The roughly 6,000-square-foot house holds five bedrooms and five bathrooms, a fenced sports court, a swimming pool and spa and a pool house. Bowman originally bought the house for $3.1 million.
$100,000 – Larry Fitzgerald’s Mercedes SL550
‘Larry Fitz’ is a 17-year veteran of the NFL, and considered by fans and peers to be one of the greatest wide receivers in history. He has spent his entire career with the Arizona Cardinals, earning 11 Pro Bowl nominations and one First-Team All-Pro selection.
Like many off his peers, Fitzgerald has a keen interest in cars, and his collection includes a BMW 7-Series, 68 Shelby Mustang, and a Mercedes SL550.
$255,000 – Cam Newton’s Custom Ride
Cam Newton, the newest quarterback of the New England Patriots, has one of the nicest custom rides in the NFL. The 31-year-old former league MVP spent nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers before joining the Pats, and has racked up around $121.4 million in career earnings.
So dropping $255,000 to buy and customize an Oldsmobile Cutlass must have felt like pocket change to him. The car has 24-karat gold plating, the seats have diamond stitching and it has been revamped to include plush interior seating. There’s also a panther’s head along with C1N affixed to the front grill, but given his new team, that Panther will likely have been removed.
$100,000 – Colin Kaepernick’s Jaguar
Kaepernick, currently a free agent (in large part due to his kneeling during the national anthem and his lawsuit against the NFL which was settled in 2019), has arguably risen in prominence for his work off the field versus anything he achieved on it.
He was previously the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, spending six seasons in the league. During that time he steadily built up a personal car collection, including this Jaguar F type, worth $100,000.
$450,000 – Reggie Bush’s Lamborghini
Another NFL star, another unbelievable ride. While Bush is now retired from the game, at his peak he was one of the premier running backs in the league, winning a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2010.
Given his fame and multi-million dollar contracts, Bush decided to splurge a little (or a lot) on some cars, including this Lamborghini Aventador, worth close to half a million dollars!
$100,000 – Darren McFadden’s Joker Car
McFadden spent 10 seasons in the NFL, and while he didn’t achieve any notable hallmarks as a member of the Dallas Cowboys or Oakland Raiders, his longevity in the league is worthy of applause in and of itself.
What’s NOT worthy of applause is what he decided to do to this purple Buick, which was originally bought for $30,000, but is now worth $100,000 thanks to all the customizations McFadden made to this truly hideous vehicle.
$160,000 – A.J. Green’s Porsche
Long-time Cincinnati Bengal A.J. Green is, when healthy, one of the premier receivers in the NFL. Unfortunately, his career has been somewhat marred by injury (and playing in Cincinnati), though it hasn’t stopped him earning seven Pro Bowl nominations and three Second-Team All-Pro selections.
Green shelled out a cool $160k for this Porsche Panamera, that can hit a top speed of 175 miles per hour – almost as fast as he is!
$250,000 – Earl Thomas’ Lamborghini
The last supercar on our list, and boy is she a doozy. The owner of this beautiful ride is Earl Thomas, currently a free agent who was, at his peak, considered to be the best safety in the game. He’s played 10 seasons in the NFL, winning one Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks.
He’s also the proud owner of this gorgeous Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, which can reach a top speed of 205 mph.
$800,000 – J.J. Watt’s Cabin
Ah, nothing like casually dropping $800k on a cabin in the middle of nowhere, am I right? Well, that was an easy move for the Houston Texans’ star defensive end, who’s made over $7 million in endorsements alone.
The cabin sits on 35 acres of land (keep in mind Watt has called this place ‘minimalistic’), and includes a home gym so the star player can hone his craft and create his own Rocky montage.
$2.6 Million – Patrick Peterson’s Scottsdale Home
Peterson is an elite cornerback in the NFL, having garnered eight Pro Bowl nominations and four First-Team All-Pro selections in his nine-year career.
Having spent his entire career in Arizona to date, Peterson wisely invested in some property. His home is 8,341-square-feet and features seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. It also houses a home theater, wet bar, detached guest house, two swimming pools and a six-car garage.
Professional football takes a brutal toll on the human body, but for their efforts, players are well compensated, with members on the practice squad earning roughly $125,000 a year, while top stars can make well over $15 million per year. While players make smart investments and save a lot of their cash, they still have plenty remaining, which is why you’ll see professional football players driving some of the nicest cars and living in the most expensive houses in the world – like the one’s we’ve compiled for you below.