Life comes at you fast. In 2018, the ascendant Philadelphia Eagles rode the arm of backup quarterback Nick Foles and the ingenious play-calling of head coach Doug Pederson all the way to an unlikely Super Bowl win.
Five years later, the Eagles are back in the big game, but only six players from that winning roster are back for a second try at a Super Bowl ring.
Quarterbacks Foles and Carson Wentz are long gone, Pederson was fired after a disastrous 2020 season, and nearly everyone else from that storied squad serve as a testament to the vagabond life of an NFL player.
Homes owned by the 2017 team throughout the Philly metro and the suburbs of southern New Jersey have since been sold to new owners. Such is life in professional sports.
Faces change, but one element remains constant: the need for luxury accommodations for the players who suit up every Sunday.
It’s a brand-new cast of characters for the guys in green—along with a slew of intriguing real estate moves off the field.
Let’s start at the top, where there’s been no change whatsoever.
The owner: Jeffrey Lurie
As we noted five years ago, the longtime owner of the Eagles makes his nest along Philadelphia’s Main Line. He owns a historic mansion in Wynnewood, known as Inwood, which he purchased for $14 million in 2007.
In the off-season, Lurie heads for the warmer climes of Palm Beach, FL, where he has an enormous 17,113-square-foot mansion along South Ocean Drive. He purchased his Sunshine State getaway in 2013 for $28.5 million.
However, we missed one of Lurie’s premium properties in our 2018 roundup: a 13-acre property on Martha’s Vineyard.
Lurie, a Massachusetts native, purchased the parcel on the south shore near Ripley Cove for $13.4 million in 2005. There’s scant information about the house in Edgartown, MA, but satellite photos show a grand mansion with a huge swimming pool overlooking the water.
The general manager: Howie Roseman
Roseman has risen from a 25-year-old intern in the Eagles front office in 2000 to his present role as executive vice president and general manager. The team’s general manager since 2010, Roseman was also responsible for assembling the team’s Super Bowl–winning roster five years ago.
Just months after the Super Bowl win, Roseman treated himself to a mansion in the same tony area as his boss. Just 5 miles northeast of Lurie’s Philly mansion, Roseman’s home in Villanova measures 12,000 square feet and sits on a 2-acre parcel. Purchased for $3,025,000 in May 2018, the six-bedroom Tudor was built in 1994.
It’s said to feature a mahogany-paneled library, chef’s kitchen, and soundproof primary suite. Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, the property comes with a private tennis court.
And while the home is equipped with a media room on its lower level, Roseman didn’t use that space for his 2020 NFL draft setup. Working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he showed off his dazzling displays set up in a fully loaded living room.
This is VERY cool. @Eagles GM Howie Roseman was just on ESPN and gave an inside look at his #NFLDraft setup in his living room. Howie is dialed in and ready for round one tomorrow. Take a look: pic.twitter.com/4mMCCXGl50
— mark meany (@markmeany) April 22, 2020
The head coach: Nick Sirianni
After the Eagles canned Pederson in January 2021, they quickly hired Sirianni, who previously served as the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts.
Sirianni was hired in late January and took a few months to find a place to settle down. Like his predecessor, he opted to look across the Delaware River and ventured into the suburbs of New Jersey.
Befitting a fresh start in a new city, the coach paid $2.3 million for a brand-new home in the suburb of Haddonfield, NJ, in May 2021.
The six-bedroom home was built in a center-hall Colonial style and features a wide-open chef’s kitchen, a finished basement, and a small third floor with a single bedroom.
He’s been spotted on walks in the neighborhood, which sits about 10 miles to the east of Eagles HQ. He’s also been reported to remark on fans in Haddonfield who choose to sport the colors of the hated New York Giants—the Eagles bitter rival to the north.
The star QB: Jalen Hurts
Now in his third season, Hurts has helped lead the team to the Super Bowl with both his arm and his legs. The dual-threat quarterback has been fairly elusive off the field as well.
Delving into his housing history, it doesn’t appear that Hurts has splurged on a big baller mansion—yet. This makes sense, because Hurts joined the Eagles as a second-round pick on a four-year, $6 million contract that’s extremely team-friendly.
Right now, it appears that he’s renting a luxury apartment in the nearby suburb of Cherry Hill, NJ.
But he’s potentially set for a big payday this off-season, as 2023 would be the final year of his rookie contract. The Eagles will likely seek to lock him up and keep him satisfied before he can offer up his talents on the open market. If the 24-year-old star signs a megadeal after the Super Bowl, we expect his off-season to be filled with plenty of house hunting.
Center Jason Kelce
The man who hikes the ball to Hurts is one of the few holdovers from the Eagles’ last Super Bowl–winning squad. Kelce has anchored the offensive line for 12 seasons and has put down serious roots in the area.
In January 2018, Kelce bought a charming four-bedroom home in the town of Haverford, PA, for $680,000. The stone home on an acre lot was listed in May 2017 for $800,000, so Kelce scored a sweet bargain.
However, Kelce wasn’t content with that relatively modest purchase. Two years later, he bought the four-bedroom home next door for $3.96 million. The difference? It sits on a massive 8-acre parcel. The center closed on the property in an off-market deal in September 2020.
Perhaps it’s the creation of a Kelce family compound for when his brother and Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce drops in?
Jason Kelce also made a move out east last summer with the purchase of a four-bedroom home on the Jersey Shore for $2.2 million.
Located in the town of Sea Isle City, Kelce’s three-story townhome is just a block from the beach. Featuring updated interiors, multiple decks, and glorious views, the place could provide rental income of over $75,000 a season, according to the listing. But instead of renting it out to the Eagles fans who love him, he is likely to spend the bulk of his summers there.
And while he isn’t earning rental income on his Jersey Shore property, the Ohio native does own a modest three-unit rental property near Cleveland, which he purchased in August 2018 for just $160,000.
According to the listing, the old brick house from 1905 has been divided into multiple units and comes with a consistent history of producing rental income.
Running back Miles Sanders
The fourth-year pro has been a dependable weapon in the backfield for the Eagles. As with Hurts, Sanders was a second-round pick and didn’t reap a huge payday right out of the gate. As a result, his housing decisions have been more modest.
In May 2020, he purchased a three-bedroom townhome in Cherry Hill for $290,000. Featuring a large primary suite with two walk-in closets, the two-story unit is located in a sedate community close to the Eagles’ facilities.
Sanders even posted a picture of himself in the neighborhood on Instagram:
And although Sanders is a Pennsylvania native who even was a star player at Penn State, he made a purchase outside the Keystone State last year.
In April 2022, Sanders paid $334,262 for a three-bedroom townhome in Houston.
Built in 2005, the appealing residence in a gated neighborhood had been on the market for $345,000, so Sanders scored a minor deal. It also happens to be down the street from NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans. Perhaps Sanders is signaling his intentions when he becomes a free agent after the Super Bowl?
Defensive lineman Fletcher Cox
Like Kelce, Cox is another holdover from the Super Bowl LII victory. Cox has been a fearsome factor on the defensive line for 11 seasons with the Eagles.
Cox bought his Philly-area home in 2014. He paid $555,000 for the traditional four-bedroom home in the town of Mullica Hill, NJ.
Sitting on a 1.54-acre lot, the two-story home features a family room with a two-story ceiling, a walk-in kitchen pantry, and a massive primary suite with a coffered ceiling.
A native of Mississippi, Cox makes his off-season home in the Magnolia State. He purchased a brand-new, four-bedroom home in Madison, MS, in July 2018. While we don’t know exactly how much Cox paid for the place, we do know the residence features a luxurious primary suite, an outdoor kitchen, and a spacious living room.
Wide receiver DeVonta Smith
In 2021, the Eagles selected the speedy Smith in the first round of the NFL draft and signed him to a four-year, $20.1 million deal that June.
The wideout provided a heartwarming twist when he bought a four-bedroom home in Independence, LA, for his mother that same month for $699,900. Sitting on just over 10 acres, the property features a stocked pond and a screened-in back patio.
A couple of weeks later, in July 2021, Smith bought himself a five-bedroom home in Marlton, NJ, for $624,900. Bright and sunny, the 3,288-square-foot residence features an open floor plan, an open loft on the second floor, and a finished living area in the basement.
Tight end Dallas Goedert
The dependable pass catcher has proved to be a reliable target for Hurts. In November 2021, Goedert signed a four-year, $57 million contract extension with $35 million in guaranteed money to stick around with the Eagles. When the 2021 season concluded with a loss in the wild-card round, Goedert went shopping for a home.
He scored a five-bedroom mansion in Mullica Hill for $1,525,000 in May 2022. With over 6,600 square feet of living space, the appealing home sits at the end of a cul-de-sac. Highlights include a family room with space to mount four TVs, a two-person shower in the primary bathroom, and a large home gym.
Cornerback Avonte Maddox
Like Goedert, Maddox signed an extension in late 2021 to stay in the City of Brotherly Love. And like Goedert, Maddox also went house shopping in early 2022. But the similarities don’t end there. Maddox also settled in Mullica Hill, with the purchase of a four-bedroom home for $1,239,000 in April 2022.
Built in 2006, the home sits on 1.45 acres and spans 5,640 square feet. Highlights include custom fixtures, lighting, and doors. An oversize garage leads to a big backyard featuring a veranda complete with a TV and an in-ground gunite pool.
Randy White contributed to this report.
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