For New York Giants safety Cooper Taylor, the thought of sitting at home during the festivities of Super Bowl week were just too much to take. So rather than watching his town swell with fans of opposing teams, and listening to the roar from MetLife Stadium as some other franchise is crowned World Champions, he and his girlfriend have opted to leave the area for a week. And his pain could be your gain, as the rookie recently made his New Jersey condo available for rent.
“We thought it would be the best time to get out of the city and go on vacation because that week will be a madhouse,” Taylor told the New York Post. “I am definitely disappointed that we are not playing in it. It would make it a lot more fun.”
The two bedroom, two bathroom Rutherford condo, which is only a half a mile away from the stadium, went up on Craigslist at a price of $9,000 for the week. It comes full furnished, complete with a 70-inch TV, Internet and new linens — plus a variety of other essentials.
The listing read, in part:
"We are big fans of a local team here and unfortunately will not be attending this year. I work in the city and it is a short 25 minute commute. Approximately 5.25 each way to get to and from the complex to the city. The town of Rutherford is small and has a great Park Avenue setting with an amazing Pancake House, greek restaurant, thai restaurant and 3 great Italian places. Let me know if you would like more details."
Although the pair haven't decided exactly what they're going to do over that span — a Texas visit with family or party with teammates each remain a possibility — they are certain they want to remove themselves from what's sure to be a madhouse. And considering the lease operates on a month-to-month basis for $2,700, the extra cash in the rookie's bank account wouldn't hurt either.
Taylor's rookie salary is $450,000.
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