When you’re an NFL player worth millions of dollars, there’s almost no limit to what kind of home you can own. From lavish architecture to serene infinity pools, these athletes have chosen to live in upscale, ultra-luxurious homes. In anticipation of the return of the NFL, here’s a look inside some of the most expensive and beautiful homes of some of the best NFL players. Are you ready for some football (players’ houses)?!
3. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Brown
Total Contract Value: $90,000,000
Although Odell is currently searching for a new residence in Cleveland, Ohio, we thought we’d show off his beautiful three-story home that he left in New York. Odell’s Hudson County home featured 3,529 square feet of living space spread across three levels. Each level features windows with views of Manhattan and large private terraces. One of our favorite features of the home is the chef’s kitchen, complete with Caesarstone quartz countertops, floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry, and Sub-Zero professional-grade stainless steel appliances.
Fun fact: OBJ set up a man cave in the cellar complete with an infamously cozy couch named the “undefeated.
Photos courtesy of DixonLeasing.com
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Total Contract Value: $140,000,000
When the Seattle Seahawks quarterback bought a Mediterranean-style home in Bellevue in 2015, his neighbors gave him a warm welcome by flying the famed “12th Man” flag (in honor of the Seahawks’ passionate fans). If Wilson wanted to extend the welcome with a housewarming party, his home is uniquely designed for entertaining – which should be no surprise, considering his wife is popular singer-songwriter Ciara. There’s a media room, a game area designed for poker, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, and panoramic views from nearly every room. His house right now is amazing, but we wouldn’t be surprised if he’s on the market for a new one since he is currently the highest-paid player in the NFL.
Fun fact: The 500-year-old hand-carved entry makes a memorable first impression.
Photos courtesy of Redfin
5. Kyle Long, Chicago Bears
Total Contract Value: $12,200,000
A big promotion often leads to trading up to a bigger home — and that was the case when Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long purchased a stunning 6,238-square-foot mansion. After signing a four-year extension for $40M with the team, he put his 4,000-square-foot home in Lake Forest up for sale in order to upgrade. Not only did he gain space (much needed for this 6’6″ 313 lb. right guard!), his new place also includes a luxurious theater room, a huge backyard, and a three-car garage.
Fun fact: Long’s home includes a heated driveway to help melt the snow and ice in the winter.
6. Carson Palmer, Former NFL Player
His days throwing touchdowns may be over, but former Cardinals QB Carson Palmer scored quite a deal last year, paying $4.4 million for a home that was originally listed for $25M. The 8,000 square foot property is located in Del Mar and has everything you can imagine, including an infinity pool, bocce ball court, an outdoor living space complete with a big-screen TV and kitchen, as well as a raised jacuzzi overlooking the skyline.
Fun fact: Carson’s brother Jordan is a sought-after quarterbacks coach.
Photos Courtesy of LAtimes.com & Boston Herald
7. Michael Strahan, Former NFL Player
Strahan’s beautiful, southern-style property in Los Angeles is 15,000 square feet, with an estimated price of $17M(Business Insider). The house has impressive 20-foot ceilings, nine bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, and a butler’s pantry. The lower level has a home theater with leather seats, a popcorn machine, and a 15-foot screen, as well as a billiards room complete with an authentic poker table.
Fun fact: Strahan has a custom, prohibition-style wine cellar on the lower level of his home.
Photos Courtesy of LAtimes.com