Glover Quin saved his money, so he can retire in comfort

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Veteran safety Glover Quin announced his retirement last week, but he doesn’t need to find another job if he doesn’t want to.

Quin told Peter King for this week’s Football Morning in America that he has saved 70 percent of his after-tax income. Quin made about $33 million in his NFL career, so even living on 30 percent of his income, he was more comfortable than most, but he didn’t throw money away on the kinds of things that cause some professional athletes to go broke.

“That was all a part of the plan,” Quin said. “I never had a Bentley. I never had a Maserati. My wife and I lived well. We just didn’t live extravagantly. My attitude was, if you sacrifice a little bit in your twenties, you can live great for the rest of your life. And by doing that, I could walk away without thinking right now, ‘I gotta play one more year because I really need that extra $2 million.’”

Quin was known as a smart player on the field, but he may be smarter off the field, and his example would be a good one for other players to follow.

18 responses to “Glover Quin saved his money, so he can retire in comfort

  1. Most wont admit it, but saving money in your twenties isn’t easy. Having that kind of cash thrown at you when you’re 22? I’d like to think I’d be as smart as this guy but probably not. I’d have definitely bought some dumb stuff.

  2. Smart man and good for him, was a heady player too as you mention.

    Even though he still lived on $1mil a year basically, not too shabby, he still didn’t blow it on things like 400k cars. Good for him. Happy retirement Glover

  3. Well, at least he was successful at playing the system because he certainly wasn’t very good at playing football. Slay and Quinn are two of the most overrated secondary players in the past two decades.

  4. he had a 33 M safety net…..most people have to figure out how to to do that with about a 1.5 M.

  5. Smart man. With a 2 precent intrest savings account he’s looking at almost half a million in intrest a year for sitting on the couch, he set himself up nicely.

  6. I agree Slay and Quinn are heavily overrated, they did nothing to advance the Lions success. Just collected a paycheck….and rides off into the sunset from the everlasting Detroit Dumpster fire.

  7. Good for him — he should hold seminars for NFL rookies (and their greedy families).

  8. Even if you buy a Bentley or Maserati, it’s still worth something when you sell it. You may depreciate it $100,000K, but you got the rest back. It has to be giving in to hands out relatives and friends that break these guys, along with parties that are gone forever once the joint closes.

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