Yankees: Derek Jeter rents Tampa Bay home to Tom Brady


New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter has a tenant, as he has reportedly rented his Tampa Bay area home to new Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. 

Everyone in New York knows and loves Derek Jeter. Everyone in New York knows and mostly despises Tom Brady. It comes with the territory. Brady played for the New England Patriots for too many years, regularly beating New York’s football teams (outside of the two Super Bowls against the Giants), to be well-liked in New York.

Brady, of course, took his talents south this past month, signing a free agent deal to join the Bucs in Tampa Bay.

The football part of the story is really only relevant here because that’s what Brady does for a living. He’ll now call Jeter’s mansion — located on Davis Islands — home, at least for the time being, according to Rick Stroud and Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Jeter had the home built in the early 2010s and lived there until taking part ownership of the Miami Marlins in 2017. According to the Times story, Jeter and his family have been living closer to Miami ever since.

The 30,000-square-foot mansion comes loaded with amenities. There are seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a massive entertainment and billiards room, and a pool. The property also features a dock and two boat lifts.

Per the Times, the estimated value of the property is just north of $14 million. Estimates suggest Brady will pay close to $75,000 a month in rent.

Jeter’s tenure in Miami hasn’t exactly been a smooth one so far. The Marlins underwent a number of significant changes almost immediately after the new ownership group, of which Jeter is just a partner, took control of the franchise. Numerous front office employees were dismissed, including a number of former players involved in various aspects of the organization. The team’s roster also underwent significant changes with Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton all being traded out of town. Stanton, of course, came to New York in a trade that some feel has produced less than desirable results.

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Of course, to Yankees fans, Jeter is and will always be The Captain. The star shortstop, even if he’s now the owner of another franchise, will always be a Yankee to most.