NFL season is almost starting and the athletes are some of the highest paid sports stars in the world, they also have a reputation for the finer things in life, with a reported 16% of players going bankrupt after retiring from the games. Big money equals big houses and here are some of the biggest and best around.

Demarcus Ware

demarcus-ware-denver-broncosWare once signed a contract that guaranteed him a staggering $78 million in salary, yet he chose to purchase a home that was worth only $2 million. Obviously one of the few pro athletes understanding the value. This gorgeous 9,300 square foot Texan mansion has everything you could possibly imagine, from a pool to a theater room to a huge yard with every possible upgrade a pro footballer needs.

Tom Brady

tom-bradyTom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, own a home that is seriously impressive, and quite big too. The New England Patriots quarterback and his wife reside in this impressive 22,000 square feet of living space, that also has a private gym. Because Bundchen is all about the environmentally friendly way of life, she made sure the entire house is as environmentally friendly as possible, which is quite impressive for such a large home.