Broncos QB Peyton Manning buys Denver-area mansion for $4.75M

Manning can now move out of Shanahan's humble home. (Realtor.com)

Peyton Manning arrived in Denver this March amid much fanfare. And after temporarily roughing it in Mike Shanahan's 35,000-square-foot hovel, the Broncos' newest franchise quarterback finally has a home of his own. Manning recently purchased a seven-bedroom mansion in Cherry Hills Village for $4.575 million, according to the Denver Post.

Although it's only half the size of Shanahan's pad (a paltry 16,000 square feet), Manning got a deal. The house was originally listed at $5.25 million when it went on the market in March 2011. It includes seven bathrooms, a media room, a billiards room, an elevator and even a panic room. (Which is where you'll find John Fox should Peyton not make it through the season.)

Manning signed a five-year, $96 million contract this spring, and he'll make $18 million this season. We're guessing he'll be paying for this in cash. (Click to enlarge the images below.)

Copious outdoor space.(Realtor.com) Granite countertops and open layout!(Realtor.com) Walk-in shower with Italian marble tiles* (Realtor.com) Temperature-controlled wine cellar. (Realtor.com)

* We have no idea if that's true but it sounded like the right thing to say.

You can see more photos here.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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