Former Broncos quarterback Brian Griese and his wife Brook listed their 8,000-square-foot Denver mansion for $8.8 million on Sept. 14.
The couple bought the six-bedroom, nine-bath home at 17 Polo Club Drive in Denver for $3.2 million in September 2009.
The Broncos selected Griese in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He became the starting quarterback in 1999 when John Elway retired. After the Broncos released him following the 2002 season, he played for the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears.
Retiring from football in 2009, he joined ESPN as a football analyst. He was a color commentator for KOA’s Broncos coverage in 2010-2011. Griese became a “Monday Night Football” commentator in 2020. He left the program in March 2022 to become the San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach.
Griese and his wife, a clinical psychologist specializing in childhood trauma and loss, established Judi’s House, a free children’s grief support center in Denver, in honor of his mother, who died of breast cancer when he was 12. Griese was awarded the 2011 Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy for his work with Judi’s House. The nonprofit moved in August 2022 to a new home near Stanley Marketplace in Aurora.
Since purchasing the mansion, the Grieses have improved it by adding a two-story loggia, said listing agent Jeff Hendley of Compass-Denver. Located off the family room and office with a high-beam ceiling, the covered deck provides additional entertaining space. The lower level features a secluded spa and hot tub area.
The mansion features a Neirman Weeks Venetian lantern chandelier and a three-story stairway. The second floor includes a primary suite and four other bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets.
The mansion’s lower level includes an exercise room, a guest suite, and an arts and flex room.
“It’s the quintessential family home,” Hendley said.
The mansion sits on a half-acre in a private neighborhood with 24-hour armed security.
“It’s a little piece of heaven in a safe, peaceful neighborhood.”