Antonio Brown has been loyal to the Pittsburgh Steelers from day one of his professional career as wide receiver. He’s been playing for eight years now, and just last year he inked a five-year contract with the team through the 2021 season. His contract back in 2012 was a $42.5 million extension with an $8 million signing bonus.
A minor fraction of the millions he’s earned is materialized in the form of a Hollywood mansion he purchased for an estimated $6.6 million. The luxury house has 10 baths, a built-in synagogue, a home cinema, a media room, a huge guesthouse, and two swimming pools.
Malcolm Butler – 2015 Chevy Colorado, $27,985
Once in a while, we get to read about some nice things that still exist in the world of extremely wealthy super athletes. Even in the NFL, it is not always about swag, or athletes trying to steal attention from each other, making a fashion statement.
Take this story about Tom Brady gifting Malcolm Butler with a 2015 Chevy Colorado, for example. Brady earned this vehicle as a reward for the third Super Bowl MVP achievement of his football career, and he simply wanted to share his blessings with a modest guy like Butler, who deserves more than he’s willing to accept.
Marcus Mariota – Luxury Cottage in Hawaii, $2.45 Million
Marcus Mariota’s is not just any cottage, on any ordinary beachfront. This is in Hawaii, his beautiful island birthplace, and the luxury cottage has an open floor design, which is complemented by 3,196 sq. ft. of space. It has vaulted ceilings and expensive sofas, behind wide windows that grant a panoramic view of the Kailua Beach.
The luxury cottage is estimated to be worth $2.45 million. But the American football quarterback is only 25 years of age, and has been signed with the Tennessee Titans since 2015. He is the first Hawaiian-born athlete to win the Heisman Trophy.
Travis Kelce – Mercedes Benz, $315,000
Travis Kelce didn’t just waltz his way into earning so much with the Kansas City Chiefs. It was the product of a last minute decision, and from there on he had to prove his worth, until he was able to establish his distinct value in the team.
When the Chiefs ultimately decided to sign him to a multi-million dollar deal, they already knew firsthand that they had the right man for the job. Travis Kelce followed up by starting a collection of luxury cars, which included specimens like this AMG class SUV truck car by Mercedes Benz, that he bought for $315,000. He knows he deserves it.
Sedrick Ellis – Ferrari California, Estimated $250K
Sedrick Ellis only spent five years in the NFL, mostly with the New Orleans Saints, but also briefly with the Chicago Bears, as a defensive tackle. But in that short span of time, he was able to buy a Ferrari California for an estimated worth of $250,000.
This is just a quick example of how much one can earn in a single year if given the chance to play with the big dogs. With proper financial management, knocking guys down in the field for a couple of years could really set you off to a great start in life. Ellis retired back in 2013.