Super Bowl weekend is here and the excitement is palpable! As the biggest event in American football takes center stage, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the success of some NFL players off the field as franchise owners.


At Bailey Brown The Franchise Agency, we understand the potential of franchise ownership in helping individuals transition from employee to business owner. From NFL players to aspiring entrepreneurs, franchising can provide the opportunity to achieve your financial and professional goals.


So as you prepare to watch the big game, take a moment to reflect on how franchising can help you make your entrepreneurial aspirations a reality. With the right franchise opportunity and support from our experienced consultants, you too can make the leap from employee to business owner.


The NFL is filled with talented and successful athletes, and many have found success off the field as well. Here, we highlight 5 NFL players who have successfully transitioned into franchise ownership.


1. Patrick Mahomes

From electrifying the NFL with his exceptional arm talent to his entrepreneurial spirit, Patrick Mahomes is a true champion on and off the field. This Super Bowl Sunday, he’s making headlines not just for his quarterback skills, but also for his investment in a Whataburger franchise. With a dedication to quality and service, Mahomes has shown that he’s not just a football star, but a successful businessman as well.


2. Max Montoya

Montoya is a former offensive lineman who played 16 seasons in the NFL and was a four-time Pro Bowler. He was a key player on the Cincinnati Bengals team that made it to Super Bowl XXIII. After retiring from football, he opened his first Penn Station East Coast Sub restaurant in 1995 and has since expanded his franchise to five locations in Kentucky.


3. Willie McGinest

McGinest was a standout outside linebacker who won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. He holds the record for the most sacks in a single postseason game and was named to the Pro Bowl twice. Today, he is a successful franchise owner with two Wingstop restaurants and a Swirlz Yogurt franchise.


4. Keyshawn Johnson

Johnson is a former wide receiver and Super Bowl champion who now works as an ESPN analyst. He is also the CEO of First Picks Management, a business development company with an emphasis on franchises. Additionally, Johnson and his company also opened several Panera Bread franchises and are actively seeking new opportunities to grow their portfolio.


5. Drew Brees

Brees is a former NFL quarterback and Super Bowl MVP. After stepping away from the sport, he decided to invest in a Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches franchise, a brand with a strong reputation for quality and consistency. With Jimmy John Liautaud, the founder of the franchise, as one of the most famous franchise founders of all time, Brees knew he was making a smart investment.



The above mentioned NFL franchise owners have successfully transitioned from professional athletes to successful entrepreneurs. Their stories show that with hard work, determination, and the right franchise opportunity, anyone can make the leap from employee to business owner.


At Bailey Brown The Franchise Agency, our experienced consultants are dedicated to helping individuals fulfill their entrepreneurial aspirations. By providing personalized support and guidance, we help individuals find the franchise opportunity that is right for them.

So if you’re ready to take control of your financial future, let us help! Contact us today to start your journey towards entrepreneurship!

And let us know in the comments below, which player were you most excited about on our list?