Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady no longer has a landlord. His old place of residence is off the market.
The NFL superstar and seven-time Super Bowl champion was living large in Florida thanks to another sports icon who's familiar with winning titles.
New York Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop and CEO of the Miami Marlins Derek Jeter was helping the former New England Patriots signal caller get acclimated to the Sunshine State by renting out his 22,000-square foot mansion.
The Brady bunch moved into the house in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic in April 2020 after the G.O.A.T QB inked a two-year, $50 million deal with the Bucs. Since then, Tampa Bay's NFL squad took home its first Lombardi Trophy in 18 years and Brady singed a one-year extension through the 2022 season worth $17 million.
I'm not saying the MLB legend's mega-home had anything to do with the Bucs winning the Super Bowl. All I'm saying is the recipe of quarantine and plenty of space to focus on the TB12 method while avoiding his family certainly didn't hurt.
Jeter's mansion went up for sale in September 2020. After eight months on the market, the home was finally able to find a buyer.
Derek Jeter Sells 22,000 Square-Foot Florida Mansion
The Tampa home of Derek Jeter, which Tom Brady was renting, has sold ? with one of the highest price tags ever in Tampa Bay. https://t.co/e0yza1z8Me
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) May 14, 2021
Derek Jeter and his wife, Hannah Davis, put their beautiful house in the Tampa Bay area on the market for a cool $29 million.
Luckily for Tom, he was able to stay put while the home was being shown.
"Tom and Derek negotiated favorable terms in the lease agreement so the Jeters could list, market, show and sell the property for sale," Smith & Associates real estate agent Stephen Gay said, via CBS Sports.
Derek Jeter's house on Davis Islands -- or St. Jetersburg as the Tampa BayTimes cleverly calls it -- is mammoth. The home includes seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, eight half-baths, a clubroom with a full-service bar, a movie theater, billiards room, a wine cellar, a heated spa, a mother-in-law suite, an au-pair wing, an 80-foot saltwater lap pool, and two boat lifts with access to Tampa Bay.
Outside of the obvious superstar athlete connection, Jeter, the Baseball Hall of Famer and current part owner of the Miami Marlins, also grew up in Michigan like Brady. The two have that in common. How much of that led to renting the Tampa mansion is unknown, but it is noteworthy.
The house sold for $22.5 million--$6.5-million below the initial asking price. However, Jeter took home a $16.2-million profit from when he bought the property for $6.3 million in 2005. The buyer is undisclosed.
Jeter and his family now live in Miami to be closer to his office, according to the Times.
This post was originally published on April 2, 2020 before updating.
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