The homes of NFL players are nothing but extravagant, featuring everything from private docks and 500-gallon fish tanks to multiple fireplaces and walk-in wine cellars. In advance of Super Bowl 51, here’s a look back at the 10 of the most over-the-top homes bought, sold, and listed by NFL players in 2016.
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
The Woodlands, Texas, listed at $6.7 million
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson first put his Texas estate on the market last July. With six bedrooms, 10 and a half bathrooms, a two-story library, walk-in wine cellar, pool, full bar with a game room attached, and two outdoor kitchens, this house screams luxurious extravagance. But perhaps its biggest selling point is the expansive lot which it sits on: a massive nine acres of land.
Julius Peppers, Green Bay Packers
Mooresville, North Carolina, asking $3.4 million
Outside linebacker Julius Peppers is selling his 8,810 square-foot, five bedroom, and six and a half bathroom Spanish-style mansion for $3.4 million. This incredible house features 900 feet of shoreline, a private dock, and electric boat lift, plus floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lake Norman in North Carolina. Although the home is the most expensive listing at The Point, the area where the house is located, the price has already been slashed three times since Peppers put it on the market in 2015.
Jason Taylor, retired Miami Dolphin
Weston, Florida, listed for $3.65 million
Retired defensive end Jason Taylor put his waterfront Florida home on the market last March. Originally asking $4 million, the price was reduced in January to $3.65 million. The seven bedroom, eight-bathroom house comes equipped with a wine cellar built into a curved glass staircase, a walk-in humidor with a cigar/poker room, a theater with stadium seating, library, billiards room, and 500 gallon built-in saltwater fish tank. There’s also an infinity edge pool, perfect for those hot Florida days.
Kyle Long, Chicago Bears
Lake Forest, Illinois, bought for $2.56 million
This beautiful five bedroom, Georgian-style home with a covetable location in East Lake Forest was snapped up by Chicago Bears right guard Kyle Long in December. Long managed to get a considerable discount; the original asking price was $3.4 million. Besides its proximity to Lake Michigan, the house features a theatre room, exercise room, pool, spa area, heated three-car garage, and a chef’s kitchen.
Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins
San Jose, California, asking $2.85 million
Davis bought this lavish mediterranean-style house in 2014 for $2.3 million and is now looking for a buyer to snap it up. Measuring 7,259 square feet with six bedrooms and five bathrooms, the house includes a wine cellar, a recreation room, five fireplaces, and a three-car garage.
Nate Burleson, retired Seattle Seahawk
Newcastle, Washington, sold for $3.1 million
After being on the market for almost a year, former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Nate Burleson’s home finally sold for $3.1 million last January. The 8,871-square-foot house originally listed for $2.95 million in May 2015. It has all of the luxury amenities expected: a home theatre, gym, and billiards room.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
New York, New York, in contract for $20 million
Quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen are reportedly buying a new luxury condo in New York. The couple is in contract for a $20 million 5,000 square-foot, five-bedroom home at 70 Vestry in Tribeca, which is designed by Robert A.M Stern.
The 14-story building features a covered porte-cochere entrance, designed for privacy against paparazzi (other celebrity residents like Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have bought units, according to Page Six). Building amenities include a 82-foot lap pool, exercise studios, and saunas. The couple is supposedly in the process of selling their other Manhattan home, penthouse at One Madison.
Mario Williams, Miami Dolphins
Aurora, New York, listed for $3 million
Defensive end Mario Williams listed his five-bedroom mansion following his move from the Buffalo Bills to the Miami Dolphins. The sprawling 13,189 square-foot house has quite the curb appeal with a circular driveway and fountain. Limestone, marble, custom millwork, and cherrywood materials are featured prominently. Just one look at the jaw-dropping, Gatsby-esque library says it all.
Jeff Garcia, retired quarterback
Rancho Santa Fe, California, listed for $5.795 million
After playing for 12 seasons for six different teams, quarterback Jeff Garcia retired in 2012 and is looking to sell his 11,000-square-foot mansion. Designed in the Italian Villa style, the six-bedroom house is located inside a guarded community in Fairbanks Ranch, and it has everything one needs: an elevator, library, guesthouse with a full kitchen, gym, fireplaces, wine cellar, media room, and an oversized gourmet kitchen. If that’s not enough, the community amenities include tennis courts, riding and jogging trails, basketball courts, and lakes with paddle boats.
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
San Jose, CA, asking $2.9 million
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is selling his San Jose mansion, located in the Silver Creek neighborhood. It sits on a secluded private lot, with four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. The open-concept house features 10-foot ceilings on the first level and a spacious backyard with a waterfall pool. It was also just remodeled for $300,000.