Source - Tom Brady had plenty of options when deciding where to live after signing with the Bucs.
Tampa. ... St. Petersburg.
He chose St. Jetersburg.
Brady has arrived in Tampa Bay and is in the process of moving his family into the sprawling, 30,000-square foot mansion on Davis Islands built by Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed. The home, which they are renting, features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an entertainment room and billiards room that wraps around a pool with two boat lifts providing access to Tampa Bay.
Well, it looks like my dream of Brady and Gisele moving the kids into an apartment overlooking a Waffle House with a big billboard for Mons Venus outside their balcony won't come to fruition, thanks to Derek Jeter. Looks like that steak dinner he supposedly had with Brady, Bill Gates and the owner of the Lightning might've happened after all. Even though Scott Hanson of NFL Red Zone seems to have deleted the Tweet where he first reported it.
Anyway, well played, Captain Intangibles. Well played, indeed. You finally exacted your petty vengeance for having to watch the Red Sox win three championships right in your face over the last 10 years of your career. You finally settled the score for the fact you hit .200 and slugged .233 with two errors while your team blew a 3-0 lead in the ALCS. Revenge is a dish best served cold (old Klingon proverb) and you served this one on a platter made of solid glacier ice.
Do you think for one hot second this wasn't decided long ago? It's not like Brady signed with the Bucs on March 18th and has been spending the last couple of weeks going town looking at real estate listings with Gisele like a Very Special Episode of "House Hunters: Tampa." He knew months ago he was going there to play for Coach McFriendly and he had a 30,000 sq. ft. rental all lined up, courtesy of the Biracial Angel. Jeets so brokered this deal he deserves a 10% commission on Brady's salary.
As for the house itself, it's not terrible. If you're into a seven bedroom, nine bath waterfront mansion with a billiard room that wraps around the pool and two boat lifts. Personally, I prefer his old place overlooking The Country Club in Brookline:
But the Jeter manse is not without its charms, I suppose. It's rare that any house can say it's had two residents since it was built and between them they not only have 11 rings, but have displayed these trophies as well:
Again, you won this battle, Jeter. You totally negotiated and facilitated #Braxit and your plan succeeded flawlessly. RE2PECT, and all that. But the war is far from over. The Jarrett Stidham Era will prove that.
P.S. Don't forget that even right on the water and everything, this is still Tampa Bay. So the rent on a place like that is about 750 bucks a month.