With the start of the 2016 football season right around the corner, the players are wrapping up their time in their hometowns, and are preparing to travel to the “office.” Otherwise known as the gym and the turf fields in the states of their teams. The players have an intense and exciting season ahead of them, and come prepared to work extremely hard. With the hard work, also comes a large pay off. Huge contracts are offered and signed every year, and millions of dollars float into the welcoming (large) arms of these hardworking players. With all of their earnings, the athletes do a number of things, the first of which is usually purchasing a large home with all of their favorite amenities inside. When you make millions of dollars a year, it’s hard to not fill your house with insanely cool items. Here’s a look at some of the weird, quirky things that our favorite football players have in their homes.
1. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
Richard Sherman is the starting cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks. His home is a $2.3 million Mediterranean estate that he purchased in 2014. The home is in the greater Seattle area, and includes an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, a game room with a bar, a basketball court and two full kitchens. Of course, with all that money there are a few unnecessary things inside the legend’s home, besides the second full kitchen of course.
Weird item: Fake palm trees surrounding an indoor pool
Seattle is known for its rain, so if you’re going to have a pool, indoor is the way to go; but it looks like Sherman still wanted to give it the outdoor warm-weather pool feel.
2. Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers
Phil Dawson is known for his record-setting number of field goals with the Cleveland Browns, and is now three years into playing for the San Francisco 49ers as the kicker. Although his job isn’t in Texas, he has preferred to keep his roots there where he grew up. But perhaps not for much longer. The NFL starter just listed his Dallas, Texas home. Could he be looking for a change of scenery–perhaps closer to work?
Dawson is selling his Dallas home for $2.35 million. This gorgeous home’s interior is recently remodeled, with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and large windows. Amenities include seven bedrooms, seven baths, a pool and great outdoor space.
Weird item: The number of antlers around the house
The home is a beautifully done southern-style home, and is in the heart of the south, but that’s a lot of antlers!
3. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been living large, and is ready to sell. His 10,500-square-foot home in Woodlands, Texas recently hit the market for $8.5 million. The luxurious home takes over nine acres of land. As grand as the house itself is, it is known for its outdoor area. With a large pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, T.V., basketball court, six bedrooms, and six baths, plenty of land, and easy access to a golf course, what else could one need bundled into $8.5 million?
Weird item: The blue room, and the superman wallpaper
When your house is on nine acres of land, there are bound to be some weird rooms inside, and this house has two.
4. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo is the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Romo recently put his Irving, Texas home on the market for $1.05 million. Romo’s wife, Candice, put her personal touches on the house while living there, and gave it an updated look. The home in the Texas heat has an outdoor pool and hot tub, six large bedrooms, four full and two half bathrooms and three fireplaces.
Weird item: The wallpaper in one of the kids bedrooms
This wallpaper would be cool for a game room, but having it in a kid’s room seems a little odd.
5. Josh Freeman, Free Agent
Josh Freeman is a free agent as of now, and is using that time to make some home changes. Freeman’s Tampa, Florida home is on the market for $2.2 million. The large estate includes six bedrooms and six baths, an elevator, a pool and hot tub, a game room and a theater room all with a great view of the bay. This home is large in size, and has everything one could need.
Weird item: The number of columns in and on the home
The interior and exterior of the home is covered with columns—maybe a few too many?