Caught up in an unusual conundrum only the affluent could have, Colin Kaepernick resolved his confusion in a manner only a pro-football player with wild purchasing power could do.
First, he wanted to buy his dream car, the Jaguar F Type worth $100,000, painted black. But he could not deny the temptation of owning a red one, too. So the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers decided that he could not possibly live without either, and purchased both. It was a decision made for his peace of mind.
Tony Romo – Dallas, Estimated $9 Million
When Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo retired from football last year, he made sure his savings from his 13 years in the NFL was put to good use. There are too many examples of retired pro-football players that have wasted their savings on bad investments and careless spending, and Romo just isn’t that kind of guy.
One of his greatest investments is his 32,515 square feet Dallas mansion, worth $9 million. The incredible property has everything you need, including plenty of bedrooms, a spa, a swimming pool, and an entertainment area. We can just imagine how thrilled his wife and sons are with the fine design of this first rate property and all of the activities it has to offer.
Philip Rivers – Rancho Santa Fe, Estimated $4.7 Million
Modesty could take on a different meaning when it comes to pro-footballers, and Philip Rivers is one of those modest ones, considering that his career earnings are close to $200 million. He isn’t a fancy guy who wears expensive clothes, and he drives a regular Ford F250, with no customization.
But his abode is something else entirely. With a big family (his wife and 9 children), Philip Rivers purchased an 8-acre property in Rancho del Lago in Santa Fe for $4.7 million. The private community features a private tennis court, swimming pool, and spa, and many other perks.
DeMarcus Ware – Denver, Estimated $1.3 Million
When DeMarcus Ware decided to retire from pro-football, away for the first time from the wear and tear of such a grueling sport, he decided to spend the rest of his days living a life of comfort.
The former outside linebacker and defensive end gave up his Dallas mansion for a three-story townhouse in an exclusive subdivision in Denver. Ware invested $1.37 million in cold cash in this posh property that includes 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. This property is situated in the secure and exclusive neighborhood of Cherry Creek North in Denver, which is a great place for a tough athlete to relax and recuperate.
Joe Haden – Lamborghini Aventador, Estimated $1.1 Million
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone, especially a wealthy athlete, who does not dream of owning a Lamborghini some day down the road. It is exquisitely designed, powerful, and captivating, but it is also very much above the majority’s pay grade.
Joe Haden, the Cleveland Browns’ cornerback, however, owns not one, but two of these Italian sports cars. It’s like a double dream come true. His very first was the white Lamborghini Murciélago, and then there’s the custom 2014 Lamborghini Aventador, that matches his team’s colors, in fierce orange and brown.