Football fans rejoice — the NFL season is back! For many, that means Sundays spent watching the games, following favorite teams to see who will make it to Super Bowl Sunday. But for watch nerds like us, that also means a few fantastic opportunities for watch spotting. Of course, NFL players don’t wear their watches on their field during games; yet, there are still plenty of chances to see watches, whether during the players’ arrivals to the stadium (which is often akin to a red carpet show), press conferences, and non-game day outings. Let’s have a closer look at some top NFL football players and the luxury watches they wear.
Patrick Mahomes’ Watches
We’ve covered the watches of the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback before (which are almost exclusively Rolex watches including Daytona, GMT-Master II, Yacht-Master, and Yacht-Master II models), but Patrick Mahomes watch collection has since evolved to include a more serious Rolex watch.
During his visit with his teammates to the White House to meet President Joe Biden in the summer, Mahomes aptly wore a Rolex President watch. His choice was the platinum Rolex Day-Date 40, complete with an ice blue dial, diamond hour markers, and a diamond-set bezel. We’ve since seen him wear this ultra-prestigious Rolex dress watch several times since.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s Watches
Better known as OBJ, Odell Beckham Jr. — the wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens — has one enviable watch collection, home to plenty of hype watches from the likes of Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Richard Mille. Some high-jewelry standouts include a Nautilus 5711 in steel, a gold Nautilus set with rubies in the bezel, and a yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master II with rubies, sapphires, and diamonds set into the bezel.
He became better known among watch enthusiasts back in 2019 when he first wore a Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren chronograph during practice with his then-team the Cleveland Browns, then decided to wear the same watch during Game 1 of that season. The NFL threatened to fine him. So, during Game 2, OBJ wore another Richard Mille, the RM 56-02 Tourbillon Sapphire (then valued at around $2 million) — but it was only on during warm-up, and he took it off right before the game.
Dak Prescott’s Watches
Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott wore a Rolex Day-Date President 228206 with an ice blue dial and diamond hour markers when he signed a new contract with his team back in 2021. He wore the same watch while accepting his Walter Payton Man of the Year award earlier this year.
Other watches we’ve seen him wearing include a two-tone Rolex Datejust with a Jubilee bracelet and diamond bezel and a super sporty Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph with a black bezel and black rubber strap. A humbler watch we’ve seen him wearing in the past includes what looks like a Shinola watch fitted with a steel bracelet.
Kyler Murray’s Watches
Kyler Murray, the quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, named his Rolex President watch as one of his 10 essentials in the popular GQ YouTube series. His pick is a rose gold Day-Date 40 with an olive green dial and Roman numeral markers.
During the video, however, he was wearing a steel Cartier Santos with a blue dial, and he also mentions that he owns an Audemars Piguet and that he’s “now just getting into watches.” We’ll keep an eye on his collection to see what timepieces he decides to add in the future.
Jalen Hurt’s Watches
Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, Jalen Hurts is not only known for his football skills but his fashion sense too, recently making it to the cover of this year’s Essence Men’s issue. And he’s rarely without a watch on his wrist either when he’s dressing to impress.
Those watches include an understated Rolex Datejust 41 in stainless steel with a silver dial and a dressy Everose gold Day-Date 40 with an olive green dial. When he recently announced his partnership with the Jordan Brand, Hurt was wearing a steel Cartier Santos with an ADLC-coated bezel and gray dial.
Tom Brady’s Watches
Tom Brady may have retired (more than once) from the NFL, but arguably the greatest quarterback of all time isn’t riding quietly into the sunset. He seems to be everywhere these days, often wearing a coveted watch on his wrist. A few Rolex highlights we’ve spotted recently include the white gold Daytona Le Mans, the pink gold Day-Date 36 with a Jigsaw Emoji dial, the white gold Day-Date 40 with a green Arabic dial, the stainless steel Oyster Perpetual with a Celebration dial, and a vintage Daytona “John Player Special” in yellow gold.
That last one he wore with his former Patriots jersey as he was honored by the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. However, Tom Brady’s watch collection doesn’t only include Rolex— we’ve seen a platinum Richard Mille tourbillon, a yellow gold vintage Patek Philippe perpetual calendar, and a blue ceramic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak perpetual calendar, just to name a few. Interestingly, what we haven’t seen recently is Tom Brady wearing an IWC watch since he ended his partnership with the watch brand.
Mitchell Schwartz’s Watches
Although Mitchell Schwartz has also retired (his last team was the Kansas City Chiefs), we had to give the Super Bowl champ a mention since he’s most definitely a watch enthusiast – he was even the subject of a Hodinkee Talking Watches episode.
Schwartz’s watch collection is extensive and varied, ranging from affordable pieces such as G-Shock and Hamilton Jazzmaster watches to fan favorites like the Omega Speedmaster and Rolex Submariner to grail-worthy pieces like the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Striking Time and Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Rolex is heavily represented among NFL players with a couple of other hype pieces from Patek, AP, Richard Mille, and Cartier thrown in for good measure. Given that these are often the favorite brands of celebrities in general, it comes as no surprise that they would be popular among elite athletes like football players too. Have you spotted some cool watches on NFL players recently? Share your sightings with us in the comments below.