When Mario Williams shifted from a defensive end for the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills to being a free agent, he also decided to put his Buffalo mansion on the market. It is a classic insulation against an uncertain future, which often proves wise, even if a bit expected.
Williams’ 13,189 square foot estate offers 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and a chic vintage library. It may be something too precious to let go of for now, but certain decisions have to be made, and Mario Williams has that sagacious capacity, typical of men who bounce back stronger.
Josh Freeman – Tampa, Estimated $2 Million
Before becoming a free agent, Josh Freeman had transferred from one team to another, continually uncertain, wondering what the future would hold for him. He was a quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Brooklyn Bolts.
It would not be surprising if his free agent status would hurt him financially before landing a new contract. This means that his Tampa estate, worth $2 million, could top the list of prime properties up for sale sooner than expected. It has 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, a home cinema, a spa, and a huge pool, all in a 5,837 sq. ft. home.
Kyle Long – Lake Forest, Estimated $2.5 Million
The Chicago Bears’ guard has been playing for his team since he joined the NFL. At 30 years of age, he is proud to say that he now owns a beautiful mansion, a product of pure hard work and commitment, quietly settled in Lake Forest.
It is a 6,238-square-foot estate, a Georgian-style house that is worth $2.5 million with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 4 fireplaces, a home theater, and a library. Just outside of his home lies a heated swimming pool to dip in and relax after training and competition, that can be way too physical at times.
Cam Newton – Charlotte, Estimated $1.6 Million
Cam Newton finds himself in a win-win situation. First, he seems to be having the time of his life playing for the Carolina Panthers as the team’s quarterback, and then, he seems to enjoy life without fretting too much over the challenges that lie before him.
Now he has secured a $1.6 million condo for himself, that is just within the Trust Building, complete with an advanced security system. Also, the modern haven has an impressive space of more than 3,200 square feet that includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, wooden floors and a rooftop pool.
Antonio Gates – Poway, Estimated $2.5 Million
Selected into the Pro-Bowl 8 times, and a 5-time All-Pro, the NFL has expanded Antonio Gates’ interests and views - and purchasing power. So much so that the tight end for the Los Angeles Chargers decided he needs a bigger place to live, in comparison to his old residence.
His $2.5-million estate in Poway, California is 6,800 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, an oversized kitchen, an entertainment room, a library, two offices, and a basketball court.