We all know that the players in the American National Football League (NFL) receive a good amount of money for being a professional football player. The road to become a NFL-player is –however- long and hard and means leaving behind other sports and focusing almost exclusively on football as early as age 10 or 11. Most NFL players play high school and college football before one of the 32 teams in the league drafts them.
But, in the end, it is worth it if you are a fan from big, expensive cars. Although you have to start already at an early stage in your life to become good enough. The road to the NFL begins in middle school or junior high school for most players. Eleven and twelve-year-olds still have a great deal of growing up and maturing to do, stand-out players at the junior high level often end up funneled into high schools with traditionally strong football programs.
Most boys have reached the majority of their growth by their senior year in high school, and size and talent start to become obvious. NFL scouts spend significant time scouting at the high school level. Major college football programs recruit nearly all strong high school players. The three or four years you play in college is the ‘resume’ to impress NFL teams.
If you know how to impress -and you can show your talent-, then you can sign up to multi-million-dollar contracts, and maybe also have some lucrative endorsements with sportswear companies and other brands.
The majority of players –however- will never see a payout anywhere near those. For every high earner there are hundreds making the league minimum, which for an NFL player is, of course, still far more than the average worker’s. The minimum annual salary for a rookie active roster player with a one-year contract is 480,000 dollar. Not bad, isn’t it?
And that minimum increases each year a player spends in the NFL. A player with three years’ experience would command a salary equal to at least 705,000 dollars, while players with seven to nine years on the field must be paid at least 915,000 dollars.
Although it isn’t the seven-digit figure many football fans might expect, players still can buy some good, nice cars from this money. And that’s what we show in this article. We made a top three from NFL-players who bought some cool cars…
Joe Haden, who plays for the Pittburgh Steelers has a Lamborghini Murcielago. This model was last produced in 2010 and still carries that functional feature that the Lamborghini are known for. V12 engine powers this car with 660 hp output. Haden would have got this luxurious beauty with about 460.000 dollars, because it costs that much.
Rolls Royce Ghost
Tom Brady is quarterback for the New England Patriots and bought this 300,000 dollar beauty: a Rolls Royce Ghost. This 5-star rated luxury is equipped with a V12 engine that produces a 563 hp and also come with a GPS satellite which helps in navigation on routes. It is finished with leather seats for maximum comfort.
Maserati Gran Turismo
Last but not least we have here the Maserati Gran Turismo from Antrel Rolle. The former American football safety has always been a big fan from this luxury Italian car with 4.7 liters of V8 engine giving out a 450 hp. With less than 5 seconds, it will make the 60miles/h journey. The interior is not left out in the look of things as it is beautifully finished with leather on the seats, headrests both at the front and at the rear and back seats for other occupants. You will find this car with technology in satellite radio, sound systems, and park alert system.