Peyton Manning is making himself at home in Denver, literally. The all-star quarterback and the teams best chance at a Super Bowl purchased a 16,000 square foot home for $4,575,000.
While that price may seem huge to us mere mortals, Manning was actually rather thrifty, saving nearly $750,000 based on last years home listing price of $5.25 million.
The purchased was finalized on Tuesday. For his hard-earned cash Manning is receiving a seven-bedroom mansion in Cherry Hills Village.
Also included with the home is a media room, perfect for those long hours Manning uses to watch and re-watch NFL team footage and a billiard room. The home also features an elevator and a safe room.
As Bill Hanstock at SBNation.com jokes:
“Broncos officials will likely insist that Manning remain in the safe room at any point that he is not actively participating in practices or games, on account of his questionable neck.”
While the home is impressive Peyton Manning could have bought an even larger home had he chosen to join the Tennessee Titans, rumors began surfacing on Wednesday in which Manning was offered a higher salary of $25 million per season to join the Titans. Manning would have also received additional bonuses had he joined the southern NFL franchise. Manning it is believed wanted to play for a team that game him the best chance of winning.
I don’t know if I would call a 16,000 square foot mansion being thrifty but when you’re earning $20 million per season it is not going to break the bank.
Peyton Manning was originally offered the chance to live in Mike Shanahan’s 35,000 Square Foot Denver Mansion until he got his own home in order.
It looks like Manning is ready to officially move forward with the Denver Broncos and as @AdamReisinger aptly jokes:
Oh, right, now that Peyton Manning is healthy, he’ll be in all the commercials again. All of them.
— Adam Reisinger (@AdamReisinger) July 12, 2012
Are you ready for the next phase of the Peyton Manning invasion.