Considering that American Football is growing in the past couple of years (except the year with the pandemic outbreak), with a league estimated revenue of around $16 billion annually, it is one of the most popular and highest-grossing sports in terms of money circulation.
This means that professional athletes are heavily compensated for their time on the field. With contracts earning them up to $40 million per year, American pro-football athletes develop a high-octane spending habit that might be difficult for them to contain down the road.
Even though athletes have huge salaries, around 78% of NFL players are either financially depressed or bankrupt shortly after retirement, which is on average, around 3.3 years after joining the NFL.
The reason behind this phenomenon is that NFL players tend to have a luxurious lifestyle dropping piles of money on unnecessary things like expensive cars and houses that might not sound like a great idea later on.
With that said, we’ve made a list of the most amazing homes owned by NFL stars, so let’s take a look at what they have to offer.
Carson Palmer – Del Mar Mansion – $25 Million
Here we have a former NFL player that has spent most of his career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals. The quarterback had a good 14-year career in the pro getting into 4 Pro Bowls and reaching the top of most NFL passing touchdowns in 2005.
But when it comes to his house, the situation is much more outrageous. Even though he bought the land for only $4.4 million, he spent around $20 million on design and construction for this amazing 8,00 square foot mansion. The house has a massive parking area like a hotel, infinity pool, and exclusive fitness area.
Ndamukong Suh – Fort Lauderdale – $6.5 Million
Ndamukong Suh is one of the most decorated players since his early college days, and his career maintain its upward momentum ever since he joined the Detroit Lions back in 20120. He now plays as a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a $9 million salary.
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This allowed him to drop $6.5 million on his incredible 11,142 square foot Fort Lauderdale, Florida mansion. It is a stunning contemporary house with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a spa, a pool house, and a wine room.
The highlight of this house is the glass that is everywhere from floor to ceiling which allows a lot of natural light in the house.
Von Miller – Cherry Hills Village – $8 Million
Von Miller is a linebacker playing for the Los Angeles Rams, and he made a rather successful career in the NFL. He is selected in the first-team All-Pro three times, managed to get his hands on one Super Bowl trophy, and that time he was the Super Bowl MVP.
His successful career in the NFL allowed him to purchase his dream house dropping around $8 million on this amazing Cherry Hills Village mansion. The estate holds 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, a closet room that can fit over 800 pairs of shoes, and a master bedroom designed after a Vegas hotel room.
Eli Manning – Quogue – $8.5 Million
Here we have another not-too-long-ago retired legend that had a hugely successful career in the NFL. Unlike most players that transfer between teams, he spent his entire NFL career in the New York Giants, winning 2 Super Bowls, both of them becoming the MVP, 4 Pro Bowls, and many other awards down the road.
All of this allowed him to spend $8.6 million on this beautiful Quogue, South Hamptons beachfront property, with a peaceful view and direct pathway down the shore. It is not the most luxurious estate we’ve seen, but the location is truly breathtaking.
Ryan Tannehill – Fort Lauderdale – $4.3 Million
After signing an incredible four-year $118 million contract with the Tennessee Titans, he can enjoy a bit of life and spend some money on the things he always dreamed about. He purchased a mesmerizing waterfront 5.480 square foot estate in Fort Lauderdale with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, a huge pool, a guesthouse, and of course home gym.