Super Bowl 50 will be played Sunday, February 7th in San Francisco, California. This year, the Denver Broncos compete against the Carolina Panthers for the title of Super Bowl 50 Champions. This will be Peyton Manning’s fourth trip to the Super Bowl and as rumored – possibly his last. Manning won Super Bowl XLI as quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts in 2007. For relative newcomer, Cam Newton, this will be his first attempt at winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy and a Super Bowl Ring.
Denver Bronco’s Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning, 39, has had a long and accomplished NFL career which started with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, he was chosen by the Indianapolis Colts. Manning played for the Colts for 14 seasons. In 2012, Manning signed a contract with the Denver Broncos worth $96 million over five years. Experts claim that Manning’s playing career and statistics have ranked him among the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all-time.
Peyton Manning has become a household name, he is the most marketable NFL player from most of the past decade. His off the field endorsements have earned him an additional $12 million dollars.
Carolina Panther’s Cam Newton
Cameron Jerrell “Cam” Newton, 29, is the only modern-era NFL player to be awarded the Heisman Trophy, win a national championship, and become the first overall pick in an NFL draft, all within the timespan of one year. In his rookie year, Newton broke numerous rookie and all-time NFL records for passing and rushing yards. He became the first rookie quarterback to throw for 400 yards in his first game, shattering Peyton Manning’s first-game record by 120 yards.
In 2011, Newton signed a contract with the Carolina Panthers for $22 million over four years. In 2015, Newton’s contract was extended and reportedly worth $103.76 million over five years, making Newton one of the highest paid players in the league.
Off The Field
These incredible athletes may have similarities on the field, but the way they live life off the field is entirely different. Let’s tour the homes of this year’s Super Bowl quarterbacks.
Manning’s Denver Home
Manning paid $4.575 million for this 16,464-square-foot, seven-bedroom, 10-bath, two-story Georgian estate situated on 3.37 landscaped acres in ritzy Cherry Hills Village in Denver, Colorado. The open, center hall floor plan features a two-story rotunda and custom inlaid black walnut flooring. There’s a “safe” room, separate media and billiards rooms, an elevator, and even an attached dog room with indoor/outdoor heated kennel.
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Newton’s Charlotte Condo
Newton paid $1.6 million for this 3,200 square foot uptown condo in The Trust building in Charlotte, North Carolina. The high-security condo includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and famous neighbors. The home has several living areas, a modern kitchen, wine vault, and it came fully furnished. The complex includes a rooftop pool with amazing views of the downtown skyline.
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