It’s NFL Draft day and a bunch of rookies are about to become stupid rich. Cam Newton will most likely be your #1 overall and will get filthy money. He’ll instantly hit the housing market with his millions and look for something in the 10,000 sq. ft. range with multiple SUV garage bays and home theater.
Here are your #1 overall picks from 2000-2010 and the pads they purchased with their millions. (Some couldn’t be located or have been forfeited.)
2000- Courtney Brown (DE) Cleveland Browns: Signed a six-year, $45 million contract ($10.8 million signing bonus) – Played 5 years, 4 for the Browns, 1 for the Broncos. (House Not Found.)
2001 – Michael Vick (QB) Atlanta Falcons: Signed a six-year, $62 million contract ($3 million signing bonus)
2002 – David Carr (QB) Houston Texans: Signed a seven-year, $46.2 million ($10.92 million signing bonus)
2003 – Carson Palmer (QB) Cincinnati Bengals: Signed a seven-year, $49 million contract ($10.01 million guaranteed)
2004 – Eli Manning (QB) New York Giants: Signed a six-year, $54 million contract ($20 million guaranteed) Eli lives in a condo in Hoboken, NJ, overlooking New York City.
2005 – Alex Smith (QB) San Francisco 49ers: Signed a six-year, $49.5 million contract ($24 million guaranteed)
2006 – Mario Williams (DE) Houston Texans: Signed a six-year, $54 million contract ($26.5 million guaranteed) (House Not Found.)
2007 – JaMarcus Russell (QB) Oakland Raiders: Signed a six-year, $60 million contract ($29 million guaranteed)
2008 – Jake Long (OT) Miami Dolphins: Signed a five-year, $57.75 million contract ($30 million guaranteed)
2009 – Matthew Stafford (QB) Detroit Lions: Signed a six-year, $72 million contract ($41.7 million guaranteed) (House Not Found.)
2010 – Sam Bradford (QB) St. Louis Rams – Signed a six-year, $78 million deal, which has $50 million of guarantees and has a maximum value of $86 million making it the largest contract ever for an NFL rookie. (House Not Found.)