Last Sunday the New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts face off in the AFC championship game while the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title. But forget football for a minute. What are the cars that these NFL superstars drive?
After all, with the money these guys make, they can drop some serious coin on excellent rides. Plus, with championship bonuses coming their way, they might be looking to see what others are driving to upgrade their rides.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady has a deal with Audi, which feeds him a regular supply of cars. Get involved in a crash? No problem, a new A8 is on its way within hours.
But he does enjoy driving other brands. He has been seen piloting a Range Rover, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Rolls-Royce Ghost. You know, for those times when his Audi R8 just isn’t flashy enough.
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Ok, so Luck isn’t so much known for his cars as he is for his frugality. As Rick Reilly pointed out at ESPN.com, Luck is just as likely to ride a bike when going out for a night on the town.
So, not quite sure what he’s spending his annual $14 million contract on but it’s apparently not flashy cars.
Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
Thomas was made the highest-paid safety in the NFL last April when the Seahawks coughed up a four-year contract extension worth $40 million with $27.725 million guaranteed. It supposedly included a $9 million signing bonus.
And he likes to spend his money on nice wheels. He has a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Range Rover and Chevrolet Camaro.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
True to playing for an iconic Midwest NFL team, Rodgers likes his American sheet metal. Among the cars in his stable is a Chevrolet Camaro convertible (pictured at top). Of course, he won it as 2011 Super Bowl MVP.
No word if he ever received one of the Aaron Rodgers special edition F-150s that Wisconsin Ford dealers were selling last winter. Now that seems like the right car for a Green Bay QB
by Keith Griffin