The football season is finally here, and how are you going to celebrate? While you maintain your fantasy football league and stay in touch with the latest news, why not also enjoy the real estate that comes along with it?
Below, Curbed has compiled galleries of seven homes owned either by NFL players, owners, or commissioners. Almost all of these homes were formerly owned by these celebrities, so don’t try to track down the addresses and expect a familiar face behind every door.
↑ Jay Gruden, coach of the Washington football team, closed on a $2.5 million home in Virginia’s Loudoun County roughly two years ago. At the time, the 5,245-square-foot listing had a wine cellar, four bedrooms, and a stunning kitchen with beamed ceilings and an island. The Creighton Farms community that the home is located in comes with a 24-hour security gate, concierge service, and a clubhouse with a swimming pool and tennis court.
↑ Just down the street from Gruden is former Washington football team quarterback Robert Griffin III’s mansion, which is still for sale since it landed on the market in April 2016. Despite it languishing, the original asking price has been maintained, being $2,749,990. Inside, there is a wine cellar, elevator, and lower level theater room with a wet bar.
↑ Washington football team owner Dan Snyder is known for his steadfastness when it comes to his loyalty to the team name as well as this Potomac, Maryland home. The three-building listing became a site of contention in 2011 after Snyder cut down at least 130 trees. Snyder purchased the riverfront listing in 2001 from a trust created for the family of Queen Noor of Jordan for $10 million. Some of the major highlights include a heated swimming pool, spa, and library. In 2005, Snyder put the home back on the market.
↑ After Chris Cooley played for the Washington football team, he put his six-bedroom Leesburg, Virginia, mansion on the market for $2.39 million. According to Redfin’s property history, the home never sold, and has since been on and off the market. When it landed on the market in 2014, homebuyers could spot a large pottery studio inside along with a home theater.
↑ This Timonium, Maryland, listing is owned by Tony Jefferson, who is on the Baltimore Ravens team. For $979,900, the 6,000-square-foot property offers five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms with a two-story foyer on the main level and an open floor plan throughout. In the kitchen, there is a subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast nook with two pantries. There is a home theater, automated power shades, and a two-car garage.
↑ Alan Faneca is a retired NFL player who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals. He’s also the current owner of this McLean, Virginia, home, which recently listed for $5.5 million. When Faneca bought the home in 2014, he purchased it for $4 million, according to Washington Business Journal. What may have appealed him to the two-story brick house is its nearly 9,000 square feet of space, three fireplaces, and various luxurious amenities. Some of these amenities include a wine cellar, home theater, and pool and pool house with a guest suite.
↑ Last on the list is none other than Paul Tagliabue, who served as the former Commissioner of the NFL from 1989 until 2006. In October 2015, he was finally able to sell his Georgetown single-family home for $2.65 million. When he was living in it, he was able to enjoy parkland on two sides of the property as well as a four-level elevator and a whole house generator.