Now that we're in August, that sinking, miserable feeling of not having football around every Sunday (and Monday and Thursday nights) is starting to fade, as the 2017 season is at least in sight. Don't get us wrong, every offseason has it's share of stories and packs plenty of entertainment, but when we get right down to what matters, contract negotiation, the draft, team workouts and all other offseason activities don't compare to the season itself; this pretty much goes without saying.
We're into the preseason and Miami Dolphins fans are packing it in early after the signing of the Bears' former interception enthusiast Jay Cutler. Similarly, the San Francisco 49ers faithful are weeping at their shrines to Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Steve Young, wondering where it all went wrong. As of the time of writing, Colin Kaepernick is still looking for work but may as well send off his CV to MSNBC to see if they're hiring another amateur political commentator (we'll see if some poor team loses a QB and picks him up out of absolute necessity).
All in all, it looks like another solid year of football, but given that pesky start date of September 7, when we get to see Tom Brady and the Patriots mangle the Chiefs, we're still looking at the better part of a month before meaningful, non-preseason ball starts up. With that in mind, what better time to look at some of the beautiful female offspring of former NFL stars? Here are fifteen of the hottest daughters of retired NFL players.
16 Alexa Flutie
Quarterback Doug Flutie won the Heisman Trophy back in 1984, after a 10,000 yard career with Boston College. In his last year, he threw for over 3,400 yards, and completed an 80 yard drive in 28 seconds to beat Miami in one of the most memorable moments in college football history.
In 1985, he was drafted by the Rams in the eleventh round, thought too small to be competitive at the NFL level. After a few lackluster seasons in the NFL, he was signed to the CFL's B.C. Lions, and tore the league up for most of the '90s, winning three Grey Cups (like the Lombardi Trophy except nobody cares because it's the CFL). In '98 he returned to the NFL with the Buffalo Bills, went to the Pro Bowl, and won the Comeback Player of the Year Award.
Flutie's daughter Alexa is a former NFL cheerleader, having worked for the Chargers and Patriots. These days she is retired from actively cheerleading, but works as a coach and choreographer.
15 Sara Kosar (Lexxi Silver)
We just spoke of Doug Flutie and his incredible game against Miami back in 1984, but who was his opponent playing quarterback for the Hurricanes? None other than the Cleveland Browns' last good quarterback, Bernie Kosar. His career highlights include two trips to the Pro Bowl, and winning a Super Bowl in 1994, backing up Troy Aikman while he and the Dallas Cowboys handed Jim Kelly and the Bills their last of four straight Super Bowl losses.
Kosar's daughter Sara is believed to have had a brief career in the adult film industry and went by the name of Lexxi Silver. Sports gossip blog Terez Owens has said that when news of this became public a few years ago, Lexxi...or Sara, quit that business at the request of her dad, and hasn't been heard from since. Take that with a grain of salt because it's Terez Owens.
14 Jordin Sparks
Phillippi Sparks was a mainstay on the New York Giants defense throughout the mid and late 1990s. Taken in the second round of the 1992 draft after a successful career at Glendale Community College and then Arizona State, Sparks played for the Giants until 1999, when he played a single year with the Cowboys before retiring.
His daughter is Jordin Sparks, who won the sixth season of American Idol at age 17, making her the youngest winner in that series' history. Since then, the R&B singer's career has taken off, and she has not only continued to make music, but also diversified her talent to include acting jobs in both TV and film roles.
13 Caitlin Brunell
Former quarterback Mark Brunell has been working as a coach for a high school for the last few years. He was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the '93 draft, and backed up Brett Favre for two years before signing with Jacksonville, where he played from 1005 until 2003, racking up three Pro Bowl seasons and leading the league in passing yards in 1996. After three unremarkable years with the Washington Redskins, Brunell found himself backing up Drew Brees in New Orleans, winning a Super Bowl over the Colts in 2010.
His gorgeous daughter Caitlin was very successful in beauty pageants, winning Miss Alabama in 2014, and making it to the top 10 of Miss America in 2015. She has founded Caitlin's Closet, which started out as a foundation to help young women with limited means to get dresses for special occasions, and now focuses on numerous women's empowerment initiatives.
12 Gina Carano
Quarterback Glenn Carano played seven years in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys; all of them backing up Roger Staubach and then Danny White in the late 1970s and early 80s. As a third stringer back in the 1977-78 season he won a Super Bowl ring when the Cowboys defeated the Broncos.
Glenn's daughter Gina is a well known face int he sports world these days. She is recognized as one of the pioneers of women's mixed martial arts, going 7-0 until current UFC Featherweight champ and "alleged" steroid enthusiast Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino ended her undefeated streak. Since then, Carano has been acting, having appeared in several films including Fast & Furious 6 and Deadpool.
11 Elizabeth Montana
One of the most irritating but inescapable arguments in the football world today has to do with who is the "GOAT," greatest of all time, in terms of quarterbacks. Tom Brady has five Super Bowl wins, as of early 2017, along with a career touchdown to interception ratio of 3:1, 12 Pro Bowl selections, and a career passer rating of 97.2. Joe Montana has four rings, eight Pro Bowl years (granted a slightly shorter career), and slightly less impressive stats. These are just a few very superficial stats, and the debate goes much deeper, including whether Tom Brady's success is due to Bill Belichick's system being phenomenal or Brady's own play.
What matter for our article however, is that Joe Montana has a very attractive daughter named Elizabeth. She was trying to break into the world of modeling several years ago, but not much is known about her current activities.
10 Angela Rypien
Quarterback Mark Rypien is the only Canadian-born player to have won the Super Bowl MVP Award. Of course, he was in Canada for only a couple of years at the start of his life, but still Canadians seem to think his being born here is a point of national pride. There isn't a lot going on up here.
He won two Super Bowls with the Washington Redskins, but was a starting quarterback for just one of them, beating the Buffalo Bills in 1992. He was awarded the MVP Award, but plenty of credit should go to Jim Kelly, the Bills' quarterback who tossed four picks that day.
Mark's daughter Angela used to play in the Lingerie (now Legends) Football League, and played quarterback for the Seattle Mist and Baltimore Charm back in 2011 and 2012.
9 Alexandria Schlereth
Two time Pro Bowl and three time Super Bowl winning guard Mark Schlereth was one of the guys blocking for Mark Rypien when the Redskins beat the Bills back in 1992. Several years later he would find himself in Denver, protecting John Elway and blocking for Terrell Davis, winning two more Super Bowls in 1998 and 1999. Since the end of his playing career he's worked as an analyst and sports talk show host, as well as doing acting jobs here and there.
His unbelievable looking daughter Alexandria has also had a small career in show business, having acted and produced in a few small TV shows and a movie.
8 Hailey Lott
Like most of the players on this list, we probably don't need to explain who Ronnie Lott is, but because you're just here for eye candy and the daughters are generally less interesting in terms of their careers than their fathers, we'll talk football anyway. Ronnie Lott is one of the greatest defensive backs of all time, and showcased his skills through the 1980s winning four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers, and being named to almost every Pro Bowl and All-Pro team in that decade. His daughter Hailey is a yoga instructor, and is dating Pro Bowl defensive end Leonard Williams, who unfortunately plays for the New York Jets.
7 Leigh Mayock
While almost everyone knows the name Mike Mayock for his analysis work, having been on NFL Network, ABC, CBS, ESPN, and NBC over the last couple of decades, his playing career was quite forgettable. He played as a safety and was drafted out of Boston College. Between 1981, when he was drafted, and 1983, when he retired, he was signed and cut from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Toronto Argos of the CFL, and then spent some time with the New York Giants.
His daughter Leigh has also worked in the sports world, having first worked for NBC, and then Goal Line Football, a company that represents and manages players and coaches.
6 Erin Bradshaw
There aren't many names from the NFL in the 1970s that are bigger than Terry Bradshaw. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback led the team to four Super Bowl wins in six years, handing off to Hall of Fame fullback Franco Harris and being supported on the other side of the ball by the infamous Steel Curtain; "Mean" Joe Green, L.C. Greenwood, Dwight White, and Ernie Holmes. Bradshaw was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989, and has been an analyst and commentator for decades since his retirement from the game. His daughter Erin is a horse-lover and is active in the show jumping community.
5 Deiondra Sanders
When you're one of the biggest names in all of sports, you can name your daughter whatever you want, even if it is a feminine sounding version of your own name. Deion Sanders, one of the greatest corner backs of all time, did just that, naming his daughter Deiondra. Sanders won back to back Super Bowls in 1995 and 1996, playing for the 49ers and Cowboys in those respective years. Now a Hall of Fame inductee, Sanders remains an example of one of the finest shut-down corners ever to play the game. Off the field, he has worked as an analyst for ESPN and CBS, along with having his own reality show at one point.
His daughter with the awesome name is a minor Instagram celebrity with over 70,000 followers, and has her own business Primetime Hair, which, as you guessed, is a beauty and aesthetics company specializing in women's hair.
4 Brittny Gastineau
A punishing pass rusher for the Jets from 1979 until the late 1980s, Mark Gastineau's career saw five Pro Bowl and All-Pro seasons, and he led the league in sacks twice in the 80s. His NFL career ended abruptly in the late 1980s and since then things have been rocky for the former star. He had a boxing career and did some acting, but after his divorce from his first wife, he and daughter Brittny have not been close. He spent time in prison throughout the 2000s and earlier this year, he was diagnosed with several serious brain conditions, all of which seem to be related to his brutal playing career.
Brittny has worked as a model for much of her adult life, and has been featured on several reality TV shows.
3 Sydney Esiason
Now one of the most well-known commentators in football, Boomer Esiason's 14 year NFL career involved a single unsuccessful trip to the Super Bowl. That trip to the big game came in 1989, after he put up an NFL MVP winning season in 1988. As we said, he lost that game, with his Bengals being narrowly beaten 20-16 by that infamous 49ers team, led by Joe Montana and a 215 yard receiving clinic put on by Jerry Rice.
Much like her old man, Sydney Esiason is in the sports business, and has worked for a few different organizations, including the New York Jets, Sports Illustrated, and NHL.com just to name a few. She has also dated NHL player Matt Martin since 2012. Boomer is a die-hard New York Rangers fan, and apparently showed up to meet Martin for the first time in a Rangers jersey, while Martin was playing for the New York Islanders.
2 Rachel Bradshaw
We already mentioned Erin, but Steelers icon Terry Bradshaw has another gorgeous daughter, Rachel, with whom some NFL fans may already be familiar. She's a country music singer, and appeared in a series called Nashville back in 2007, which detailed the lives of several young country singers trying to get into the business. The show lasted two episodes. While she isn't the biggest name in music, she has found some success and signed a contract with record label Bigger Picture back in 2012.
Rachel was married to Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas in June 2014. He had been released by the team a few months before their marriage, and just a few months later in September, Bironas died in a single vehicle auto wreck while driving drunk.
1 Avery Schlereth
We already featured her beautiful sister Alexandria, but Avery is the other daughter of former guard Mark Schlereth, and we think she might just be more of a hottie than her sister. She is a model and was on a show back in 2016 called Catching Kelce, in which a group of gorgeous women participated in a Bachelor-type show with the winner dating Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce. She got close, and was one of the final cuts on the show, but told TMZ last year that she has no hard feelings against the Chiefs' star, claiming that she still thinks he's hotter than Rob Gronkowski. We're open to a debate here, but we think that Avery Schlereth is definitely the hottest daughter of any retired NFL player.