Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has promised to invest some of his NFL salary in bitcoin. The initiative was made possible after the athlete teamed with Cash App, a mobile payment service provider.
Aaron Rodgers, the most valuable player in the National Football League for 2020, said on his Instagram page that he will earn a portion of his $33.5 million paycheck in bitcoin. He also receives roughly $22 million in signing and roster bonuses, part of which he can convert to the main cryptocurrency.
“That’s why I’m pumped that I recently teamed with Cash App. They have enabled me to take part of my NFL salary in Bitcoin for the very first time,” Rogers said.
Since shouting out the well-known line “Bitcoin to the moon,” the football star appears to be a fervent advocate of BTC. Rodgers also referred to the digital asset as the “future of money” and added laser eyes to his portrait to show his optimism:
“I’m excited about Bitcoin because I believe it’s the future of money: it’s valuable, super secure, and no one can mess with it.”
Rodgers did not rest on his laurels. He promised to give out a total of $1 million in bitcoin to some of his supporters, aiming to incorporate some of them in the initiative:
“Bitcoin is new and the concept can be intimidating, so to make Bitcoin more accessible to my own fans I’m giving out a total of $1 million in BTC now too.”Aaron Rodgers, Source: Wikipedia
Saquon Barkley, a player in the National Football League, has also joined the cryptocurrency bandwagon. He revealed this summer that he will use Strike’s payment app to convert all of his endorsement and marketing revenues into bitcoin. This, according to the New York Giants’ athlete, is the greatest approach to keep his money safe in times of rising inflation.
Tom Brady is another well-known figure when it comes to the NFL and cryptocurrencies. The seven-time Super Bowl winner is interested in Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH), and Solana (SOL) (SOL). He confessed that he would “love to get paid” with some of the tokens on that note.
The renowned football star also spoke about the blockchain technology that underpins digital assets. He concluded that it represents the future because it allows for quick and transparent transactions.