For fans attending the Super Bowl and looking for the ultimate experience, New York Giants rookie Cooper Taylor has an offer for you.
The reserve safety is renting his condo for Super Bowl XLVIII week, meaning a lucky fan in town for the big game can spend the week living like an NFL player. Taylor told the New York Post that he's disappointed the Giants won't be playing in the Super Bowl, but because he'll have that time off he and his girlfriend figured it'd be a good opportunity to take a vacation.
“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 said. “I am definitely disappointed that we are not playing in it. It would make it a lot more fun.”
The 1,000-square-foot apartment in Rutherford, N.J., includes two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms and is just .6 miles from MetLife Stadium. Taylor and his girlfriend, Susan Carlson, rent the apartment month-to-month for $2,700 and are asking for $9,000 for Super Bowl week.
The pair put up an ad on Craigslist with photos from the apartment and a description that reads (in part): "We are big fans of a local team here and unfortunately will not be attending this year."
Taylor, a fifth-round pick out of Richmond who has tallied four tackles, is making $405,000 in salary this year. Luckily for him he didn't have to spend money hiring an agent to rent his condo -- his girlfriend is a real estate broker.
Here are some photos from Taylor's condo: