Life changes drastically for a player once he gets drafted into the NFL. Big paychecks mean big purchases for many, and it’s always interesting to see what they end up buying first.
For Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson, the first million went pretty fast. After being drafted by the Houston Texans with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, he signed a $13.25 million deal over five years.
- A house ($600,000)
- Interior decorations ($250,000)
- Two Range Rovers ($190,000)
- Jewelry ($30,000)
- Rolex watch ($30,000)
- Tattoo parties ($30,000)
- Vacation ($20,000)
- Clothes ($20,000)
- Draft party ($20,000)
- Rookie dinner ($9,000)
I’ve often wondered how I’ll spend my first million, whenever that day finally arrives. It might take some time, but I’ll be sure to take a page or two out of Jackson’s book. Maybe not the tattoo parties, the jewelry or the rookie dinner, but those others? Absolutely.
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