After Aaron Rodgers’ season with the Green Bay Packers came to an abrupt end, he was left with plenty of time time to consider his future—when it comes to his real estate.
Drama has swirled around the star quarterback, both on and off the field.
Rodgers found himself mired in controversy last November, after it came to light that he had opted against receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, and later tested positive for the virus.
His fiancée, the actress Shailene Woodley, is said to “agree to disagree” with her significant other on politics, while not specifically listing the topics on which their opinions diverge.
That San Diego-area sale led us to wonder where Rodgers spends his time when he’s not in Wisconsin.
He’s spent his entire 17-year NFL career with the Packers. The team drafted him after his junior year at the University of California at Berkeley in 2005. He can certainly afford to invest in pricey properties. According to Forbes, he’s one of the world’s highest-paid athletes,
Beyond his real estate holdings, the 10-time Pro Bowler owns a minority stake in the Milwaukee Bucks. He also launched a $50 million venture fund in 2019.
The Super Bowl champion has owned some winning homes. Let’s have a look.
Del Mar, CA
The star QB passed his longtime Del Mar mansion to a buyer for $5.13 million in November 2021. Listed the previous month for $5,195,000, the Mediterranean abode sold quickly, for slightly under the asking price.
He purchased the place in 2009 for $2,055,000. Even after the remodel and renovations noted in the listing details, Rodgers did well with the investment.
Built in 1989 and spanning 5,770 square feet, the residence features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an office, movie theater, wine cellar, game room, and guest room with private entry. Outside, the 1-acre grounds boast an oversized pool and spa, a fire pit, a large patio off the kitchen and family room, and a lawn big enough for a game of touch football.
Orva Harwood with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices represented the listing.
Staying on the West Coast, the California native still has a beach house to grab some sunshine in the off-season.
In October 2019, he and his girlfriend at the time, the race car driver Danica Patrick, picked up a beachside spread in Malibu for a cool $28 million. They purchased the place from the British pop star Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field, after renting it from the couple over the summer.
While Rodgers and the famous race car driver have since parted ways, he has held on to the home. The swanky spread includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,636 square feet of living space.
In addition to the main house, with walls of glass connecting the indoors and outdoors, the property also has a separate, two-bedroom guesthouse.
With a large lot that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, the snazzy setup includes a pool, spa, barbecue, and built-in outdoor seating.
Born and raised in Chico, CA, Rodgers maintains ties to his Northern California hometown, where his parents still live. During the pandemic, he provided over $1 million in grants to struggling local businesses.
He did have a home in the area for nearly a decade, which he purchased for $306,000 in 2007 just as his NFL career was just taking off. The three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom residence measures 4,543 square feet and sits on 3 acres. He sold the place in 2014 for an undisclosed price.
Green Bay digs
While rumors swirl around Rodgers’ future with the Packers, he still owns properties among the cheeseheads. The popular Packer owns a home in the Green Bay area that’s about a 10-minute drive to Lambeau Field.
When he’s in Wisconsin, he lives in a Hobart, WI, home that he purchased in 2015 for $1.74 million. And his place isn’t even the most expensive home in the neighborhood.
Down the street, an unfinished, 16,000-square-foot “chateau” has been searching for a buyer since 2018, when it landed on the market for $8.4 million. Now off the market, that mansion was last available for just under $4 million.
Previously, Rodgers owned a pad in nearby Suamico, WI. He had scooped up the four-bedroom ranch-style home in 2005 for $442,500. It subsequently sold at a small loss in 2017 for $424,900. The year before, in 2016, the future Hall of Famer sold another 5,000-square-foot home in Hobart for $645,000.
Coming off a season with Super Bowl aspirations that ended unceremoniously, Rodgers’ stay with the Packers may be drawing to a close. Friction between the quarterback and management came to head last spring, when he made it clear he didn’t want to return to the Pack. The sides reached a detente and Rodgers remained with the team in 2021.
2022 could be a different story, as Rodgers mulls his future. Perhaps the team is ready to move on—or maybe he’s not ready to spend another season on the tundra in Green Bay. Speculation about a possible new destination continues to swirl.