Former New York Giants QB drops back ask for New Jersey home

<em>Phil Simms and 930 Old Mill Road in Franklin Lakes</em>
Phil Simms and 930 Old Mill Road in Franklin Lakes

Former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms is once again looking to sell his 20-acre estate in Northern New Jersey.

Simms, who weighed in this week on his former team’s brewing quarterback controversy, relisted his 10,180-square-foot home at 930 Old Mill Road in Franklin Lakes for $5.3 million on July 2. noted that the new asking price is about $3 million less than what Simms sought when he first put the home on the market at $8.25 million in May 2017. That listing was removed in January of the following year.

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According to Zillow, Simms’ Franklin Lakes home was built in 2002 and has seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a country kitchen with a large eating area and private breakfast nook, as well as a guest house with one bedroom and one bathroom.

Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a fully equipped gym, a master suite with private baths, a study and a fireplace. Charles Oppler of Sotheby’s International Real Estate has the listing.

Property records show that Simms and his wife, Diana, purchased the Franklin Lakes parcel in 1999 for $1.55 million. The couple raised their three children — former National Football League quarterbacks Matt and Chris, as well as daughter Deidre — in the home. Simms starred for the Giants from 1979 to 1993 before moving on to a broadcast career.

When Simms initially looked to sell his Franklin Lakes home two years ago, Patch noted it was only a few weeks after he had been replaced by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo — no stranger to high-priced home sales, and who kicked off this year’s ICSC convention in Las Vegas — as a television analyst on CBS. [] — Mario Marroquin