It’s official! After 20 years, quarterback Tom Brady — winner of six Super Bowls, dubbed GOAT (greatest of all time) by fans—has left the New England Patriots and is on the prowl for a new NFL home.
“How do I possibly sum up the depth of my gratitude to Tom Brady for what he’s given us these past 20 years, or the sadness I feel knowing it’s ending,” Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft wrote in a statement.
Brady tweeted, “Love you Pats nation.”
While hearts are broken all over New England, other sports fans are scoping out the legendary QB’s next move. And we weren’t exactly taken aback by this Patriots plot twist—Brady’s Brookline, MA mansion has been on the market since August 2019. Originally priced at $39.5 million, the custom home is still available for $33.9 million.
But which beleaguered franchise will land the 42-year-old Brady? Rumors have swirled about where the star (and his wife, model Gisele Bundchen) will land. So naturally, we had to investigate championship real estate in a number of possible destinations.
Based on the look of his Brookline abode, which was finished in 2015, we made a few educated guesses as to what amenities appeal to the A-list couple. The duo also own a condo in Tribeca, and had reportedly looked at homes in Alpine, NJ, and Greenwich, CT.
We sought out places offering acreage with a European vibe, that are basically turnkey, and most importantly, private. The couple also seem to appreciate amenities like a gym and a pool.
We started the list with Los Angeles, which seems like a solid bet. After all, the couple did own a custom-built home in the city’s Brentwood neighborhood, which they sold in 2014. And Brady is from California. Reports have also emerged that he’s starting a Hollywood production company.
With that backdrop, we spotted some properties in NFL cities the self-proclaimed “Tom Terrific” could consider. Based on his possible moves, we looked at luxury properties available right now …
If Brady signs with … the Los Angeles Chargers
A match made in Hollywood heaven! The team has a huge hole to fill at the QB position, and plenty of seats to fill in their quest to make a mark in the L.A. market.
Price: $30 million
MVP merits: Located in a prestigious guard-gated development, the Tuscan estate is a self-contained luxury compound. Set on 1.84 manicured acres, the grounds include patios, loggias, pool and cabana, guest house, and lighted sport court. Inside, the home features soaring entertaining spaces that face the yard. With six bedrooms and 10 baths, the interior space includes a master suite, three additional family bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, two staff suites, and a four-car garage. Additional perks include a 12-seat movie theater, as well as a massive gym and spa.
MVP merits: Follow in the footsteps of a television legend! Behold the Norman Lear Estate. The man behind many TV classics is still trying to sell his gated compound on 8.28 acres—so why not pass it to a gridiron legend? The impeccable grounds feature ocean, city, and canyon views. A driveway leads to the 14,000-square-foot main house, guest house, 24-car garage, staff and security offices, pool, spa, gym, and tennis court. The tastefully designed interior spaces include a two-story library, professional screening room, and chef’s kitchen.
If Brady signs with … the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The rumored front runner for Brady’s services. It would be odd to see the greatest QB ever finish out his career in Florida, but, after all, the state does remain a popular retirement destination.
MVP merits: Inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, this home was designed with its natural surroundings in mind. With horizontal lines and Art Deco detail, the space includes floor-to-ceiling glass to flood the home with light. Measuring in at a robust 13,131 square feet, the six-bedroom home’s rooms are also comfortably oversized. Along with a gym, private guest quarters, and a caretaker apartment, the 8-acre spread includes a pool with lake views, personal beach, boat house, and ramp.
MVP merits: Built in 2003, this estate is located in Tampa’s premier guard-gated country club community. The custom-designed home was once owned by New York Yankees legend Jorge Posada, so it already has a championship pedigree. Set on 2 acres, the almost 9,000-square-foot home features formal living and dining areas with 24-foot ceilings. The gourmet kitchen boasts Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. The family room opens onto the covered lanai, with sliding glass doors which open completely for perfect flow. Other features include a gym, a movie room, wine room, library, game room, and a guest suite. Outdoors, there’s a pool and spa with two slides.
If Brady signs with … the Indianapolis Colts
Yes, we know the Colts signed Philip Rivers, but what’s better than one future Hall of Fame quarterback? Two future Hall of Famers! And if Brady doesn’t wind up in Indy, perhaps Rivers can peruse these two suggestions.
MVP merits: This estate from the 1930s has undergone a “meticulous and painstaking” renovation. Located on 3 acres, the 20,000-square-foot mansion features a large living area, wood-paneled library, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, wine cellar, game room, and screening room. The grounds include a pool, pool house, and lush gardens with a waterfall that leads to a stream below.
Price: $4.5 million
MVP merits: This contemporary loft space sits just five minutes from Lucas Oil Stadium. The three-bedroom unit has been “professionally designed” to offer high-end finishes and amenities. It comes with 400 square feet of outdoor space and views of the city. The building offers its residents use of a pool, spa, plus door attendants, and concierge services. The layout includes a living room, formal dining room, huge kitchen, fireplace, and an office.
If Brady signs with … the Las Vegas Raiders
We know the quarterback situation in Las Vegas is already crowded, but the Silver and Black might be ready to gamble on the greatest to make a splashy debut in their new digs.
MVP merits: Located on the 18th fairway of the Summerlin Golf Course, the triple-gated estate offers the ultimate in privacy and luxury living. Set on 2.6 acres, the European-style residence includes a master retreat, full gym, custom closets, and master bath. Details include handcrafted chestnut, cherry, and stone flooring, hand-hewn beams, and high-end wall finishes.
MVP merits: After a multimillion-dollar remodel, everything in this place is new. Sitting on an acre, the gated estate offers park-like landscaping, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, resort-style pool, spa, and rock waterfall, and slide. Inside, the eight-bedroom home includes an open chef’s kitchen, adjoining dining area with fireplace, living room, workout room, and spa.
If Brady signs with … the San Francisco 49ers
We get it. It’s pie-in-the-sky thinking. But stranger things have happened. A reunion with former understudy Jimmy Garappolo might not be all bad. Brady hails from the Bay Area and would only stifle Jimmy G’s development for a couple years—tops.
MVP merits: Located on 6.4 acres, this Silicon Valley estate includes a four-bedroom main home, two-bedroom guest house, fitness building with sauna and steam room, and a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, to house the production of the property’s pinot noir vines. The grounds include a clay tennis court, separate sport court, outdoor kitchen, dining, and fireplace and lounge, and pool. Completely remodeled in 2016 and owned by Android founder Andy Rubin, the property also includes a workshop and a tree house.
MVP merits: Built in 2009, this gated estate sits on almost 2 acres. About 10 miles from the 49ers HQ in Santa Clara, this cool home has whitewashed exposed ceiling beams in the living and dining rooms, a high-end kitchen with double islands, and an “opulent” master suite with fireplace and views. The chic master closet has a fabulous floor-to-ceiling purse display with padded Hermes fabric. Other features include a gym, game room, and screening room. Outdoors, you’ll find a pool, fountain, bocce ball, and multiple lounge and entertaining areas.
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