Brent Grimes is one of the most popular cornerbacks in the National Football League, thanks to his wife and his stunning skills. Born as Brent Omar Grimes on the 19th of July and in the year 1983, this bloke kicked off his professional career in 2006 and has remained relevant since then.
As at the time of this writing, the World Bowl champion could brag about taking part in four all-star games of the NFL (Pro Bowl). From his wife to his net worth and body measurements, the following are some of the interesting facts you should know about Brent’s life and career.
Brent Grimes’ Wife
True, Brent Grime is a fine cornerback widely admired for his skills, but it is probable he is more famous as the husband of one of the most popular and controversial wives of NFL stars. Brent got married to Miko Grimes in 2010 and she has been a part of the league as much as her husband. For most people, her reputation as a relentless trash-talker adds additional value to the NFL fun.
Miko is athletically inclined like her husband, she played basketball in college and even professionally later on. With her experience as an athlete and a sports talk show host, Miko represents Brent in various capacities, serving as his hype man and personal coach. While Brent is reserved and sought to avoid any attention, his wife has been doing all the talking and is literally everywhere. When her husband was with Miami Dolphins, she came for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, blaming him for the team’s poor performance.
As the story goes, Miko believed Brent was gay when they first met. This was because the footballer was excessively shy then. Miko once disclosed that they were together for a month and he didn’t attempt to be intimate with her. As such, she decided to let go of him but Brent would persist and they eventually became a thing.
Meanwhile, it has been expressed on several quarters that Miko is dragging down Brent’s career with her attitude; needless to say, the woman has said abundant unpleasant things in return. When the cornerback left the Dolphins for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016, the Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross related that the move was a perfect way of getting rid of Miko’s chaos.
But then, Miko has maintained she intentionally became a thorn in Dolphin’s flesh in order to get the team to let go of her man. According to her, the cornerback was contemplating retirement as he was very dissatisfied with the way things are in Miami Dolphins and, the team wanted him to take a pay cut. Since the love of her life joined the Buc, Miko has utilized every chance she gets to trash talk his former team. Among other things, she has asserted that his new team is properly managed and, that Brent is happy with his career again.
Miko is eight years older than Brent and their union has been blessed with a son they named Aiden Grimes. Aiden was born in 2010, the same year his parents became life partners. It is said that he is hugely not a fan of football.
Net Worth and Earnings
Several figures have been quoted as Brent Grimes’ net worth but hardly can any of them be authenticated, the total value of the cornerback’s wealth is best known to him. Nonetheless, we can tell that the star has been enjoying lucrative deals since 2006 when the Atlanta Falcons handed him a three-year $1.08 million contract. He remained with the team, respectively inking a one-year $2.61 million and $10.60 million deal in 2011 and 2012.
The Miami Dolphins came calling for Grimes in March 2013; his stint with the side began with a one-year $5.50 million agreement which guaranteed $2.75 million. The next year saw the cornerback bag a four-year contract that came with a signing bonus of $6 million and guaranteed $16 million; the undertaking was worth $32 million in all.
In 2016, he joined the Tempa Bay Buccaneers on a two-year $16.5 million pact that assured $7 million. The deal was renewed for one year in March 2018, offering the cornerback a chance to earn as much as $10 million with $7 million guaranteed.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Even as you wouldn’t describe Brent Grimes as a short man, he is far from being one of the tallest players in the NFL. The cornerback is barely 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 185 lb. Other details of his body measurements are yet to be verified.