NFL players are modern day gladiators, sacrificing their bodies to entertain us. The NFL is the most popular sport in America because of its unique blend of Chess like strategy and brutal physical action. As a result the players in the trenches are well paid for the life altering injuries they endure. We pulled together a list of the 30 nicest mansions owned by these players. You’ll be amazed by every square foot, Olympic sized pool, and private movie theater you are about to see. #7, owned by a former NFL great, simply blew our minds.
31. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo may get a ton of flack from the casual NFL follower but Cowboy fans know how much he means to the franchise. Romo’s gorgeous custom mansion is located right in the heart of Dallas, Texas. This mansion sports over 32 thousand square feet, a gigantic swimming pool, and six bedrooms.
30. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots
Yo soy mansion? Rob Gronkowski is the NFL’s most elite physical specimen and his mansion is just as nice. Located in Tampa, Florida and valued at $2.4 million, this mansion hosts everything a party animal would need. Though modest from the outside this home is 4,781 square feet and even has an elevator.
29. Brandon Marshall – New York Jets
Brandon Marshall is one of the finest players to ever lace up a pair of cleats and his home reflects that value. Located in Southwest Ranches, Florida this 11,000 square foot mansion is valued at $5 million. 2.5 acres of private land showcases a private movie theater, a full size basketball court, and even a stable for horses.
28. Patrick Peterson – Arizona Cardinals
Cornerbacks got a bump in pay thanks to Arizona’s Patrick Peterson. Peterson’s mansion is valued at over $1.3 million and covers 8,300 square feet. He’s got a private theater, a spare guest house for the in-laws, and even a rock waterfall on his property.
27. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is going to be a first ballot Hall of Famer when he retires. This prolific tight end got his money’s worth with a $1.6 million modern home in the Hollywood Hills. His home was featured on an episode of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing”.
26. Peyton Manning – Retired
Peyton Manning is living well off of that Papa Johns endorsement deal. Manning has an expansive mansion that is valued at nearly $5 million located in Colorado on 3 acres of land. This beautiful home features a gourmet kitchen and a gigantic main floor foyer.
25. DeMarcus Ware – Denver Broncos
The defending Super Bowl MVP is living rich in Dallas, Texas. Ware has a 6 bedroom/7.5 bathroom mansion modeled after the elegant English style mansion. He’s got four kitchens, seven fireplaces, and a theater.
24. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers
You can argue if Philip Rivers is elite or not but you can’t argue that his mansion is styling. River’s home is worth $3.3 million and features 6 beds/6 baths as well as a courtyard fountain. He’s got a wine cellar, library, swimming pool and even a private rose garden.
23. Kurt Warner – Retired
Kurt Warner put an exclamation mark on his career thanks to a strong finish with the Arizona Cardinals. His mansion, located in Arizona, is over 10,000 square feet in size and it is valued at almost $5 million!
22. Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler has the added bonus of a star actress wife in Kristin Cavallari. The Bears QB and his beautiful wife have a gorgeous mansion in the suburbs of Chicago. The mansion is over 6,700 square feet with a gourmet kitchen and a giant spa. The couple pays $10,000 per month for the property.
21. Elvis Dumervil – Baltimore Ravens
Elvis Dumervil brings the heat defensively but he likes to relax in class off the field. The star lineman’s Colorado home is valued at $2.7 million and it hosts over 6,000 square feet of coverage. The home is ultra modern with an infinity pool, a giant hot tub, and an outdoor kitchen.
20. Marshawn Lynch – Retired
Marshawn Lynch had his eyes on class with his Richmond, California home. The mansion is located on the water with a private dock and a view of the San Francisco Bay. For just $3.3 million Marshawn was able to get 7,000 square feet of space with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths.
19. Richard Sherman – Seattle Seahawks
Richard Sherman brought ‘cornerbacks’ back to primetime with his play in Seattle. As a result Sherman owns a $2.3 million home just outside of Seattle, Washington. The home has a professional sized basketball court in the front yard and an indoor swimming pool.
18. Robert Griffin III – Cleveland Browns
RG3 never lived up to expectations in Washington but he sure landed a heck of a pad out of the deal. Griffin’s home is over 8,800 square feet in size and has an Olympic sized pool in the private backyard. The Aldie, Virginia property also features its own private golf course. Seriously.
17. Jared Allen – Carolina Panthers
Jared Allen is the proud owner of a $3.5 million mansion located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The home used to be owned by former Yankee slugger Aaron Boone. With marble furnishings, tall banisters, and giant windows this home has everything you could ask for after a long Sunday.
16. Adam Podlesh – Pittsburgh Steelers
Punters can have fun too as Adam Podlesh proves with his million dollar home outside of Pittsburgh. This refined brick property has five beds, five baths, and a gigantic basement.
15. Deion Sanders – Retired
Deion Sanders was prolific during his playing days and even more active as an analyst. As a result Sanders owns this $21 million dollar property. This mansion has 29,000 square feet of living space, a private 12 acre lake, a bowling alley, a private football field, and a couple of pools to boot. Deion is still living that Primetime life.
14. Matt Forte – New York Jets
This ex-Bear running back is still living it up in his Chicago home. Forte’s mansion is worth $1.5 million and it is located under an hour away from Soldier Field. The home features rosewood floors, coffered ceilings, and 5 total bedrooms with 4 total fireplaces.
13. Michael Strahan – Retired
Michael Strahan’s life after football is going pretty well. Strahan has a $17 million mansion in Los Angeles that hosts 9 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The home covers 15,000 square feet and features ceilings that are 20 feet in height.
12. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson may be a late round draft choice but his $6.7 million mansion tells it all. This home is located on Lake Washington and features vaulted ceilings, a private boat dock, and seven full bedrooms and bathrooms. Wilson and his girlfriend Ciara can often be seen here with their children during the off season.
11. JJ Watt – Houston Texans
JJ Watt is a generational defensive talent. He’s also a guy who likes the simple things, thus leading us to his log cabin home in the middle of nowhere, Wisconsin. This $800,000 property features 35 acres of private land, a gigantic garage, and all the furnishings a $100 million dollar man may need.
10. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton is rapidly becoming the face of the NFL and his private home in Charlotte is proving it. Newton’s condo is worth a cool $1.6 million and features high security, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a furnished rooftop pool. Newton’s next door neighbor? Michael Jordan.
9. Frank Gore – Indianapolis Colts
The legendary Indianapolis Colts running back has a gorgeous home in Florida worth a whopping $1.69 million. Gore originally bought the home in 2008 primarily for its gorgeous ocean side view, 6 bedrooms, and 2 balconies.
8. Joe Montana – Retired
NFL Legend Joe Montana has a $35 million mansion located in California. This gigantic mansion has 10,000 square feet of space, 500 acres of land, a shooting range, and even an olive farm. Yes, an olive farm.This is the kind of home you get when you win Super Bowls.
7. Jerry Rice – Retired
Arguably the greatest wide receiver to ever play the game, Jerry Rice is living it up in Atherton, California. This gigantic mansion is worth over $11 million and it features some of the nicest amenities we’ve ever seen. A private movie theater will entertain you at night and a gigantic private gym will keep you ready for the NFL season around the corner.
6. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons
Julio Jones owns a beautiful home in Atlanta, Georgia. The star wide out has an 8,800 square foot mansion with heated floors, a gigantic garage, and enough bedrooms to host the entire offensive line.
5. LaDainian Tomlinson – Retired
LT had arguably the greatest prime in running back history, so of course he got paid. Tomlinson owns a gorgeous mansion in California that features a pool/moat with an actual rope bridge. A six car garage keeps his collection in shape and a giant outdoor fireplace is perfect for hosting visitors
4. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
The best thing about Aaron Rodger’s gorgeous home is that it means you are Aaron Rodgers. The house itself is pretty cool too, featuring a gigantic front yard pool and a beautiful hot tub. Rodgers also has a nice garden in the back yard to keep his green thumb in shape
3. Troy Aikman – Retired
Troy Aikman’s Dallas area home pretty much had it all. Featuring 10,700 square feet of space this French Normandy home is worth a whopping $6 million. The home has a third of an acre in terms of land but inside of the home really shines: a private theater, a wine cellar, and French doors complete the property.
2. Colin Kaepernick
Ah yes, Colin Kaepernick. This 4,600 sqft house located in the Silver Creek neighborhood of San Jose, CA was purchased by the infamous NFL quarterback in 2014 for $2.7 million. It is said that this gated community overlooks some of the most glorious houses in America. With custom finished throughout the entire house this is truly a one-of-a-kind estate.
1. Tom Brady – New England Patriots
Terrific Tom Brady headlines our list with a gorgeous home valued at a stunning $40 million. This home, shared with supermodel Gisele Bundchen, features a yoga studio, a gigantic pool, a wine cellar, and even a private library. Clearly this football thing is working out for Brady.
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