Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, announced that he will be investing part of his National Football League salary into Bitcoin.
On Nov. 1, Rodgers, dressed up as John Wick for Halloween, posted a video to his Twitter account. He stated that he was partnering with Cash App in order to receive a portion of his salary (BTC) through the app. In July, the NFL reported that Rodgers would earn a $1.1 million base salary in addition to a $14.5 million signing bonus and a $6.8million roster bonus. This totals roughly $22.3 million.
I believe in Bitcoin and the future is bright. Cash App will take a percentage of my salary today in bitcoin. That’s why I am partnering up with them. I am giving away $1M in bitcoin now to make Bitcoin more accessible for my fans. Drop your $cashtag w/ #PaidInBitcoin & follow @CashApp pic.twitter.com/mstV7eal04
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) November 1, 2021
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro shows that Rodgers’ salary would amount to approximately 368.84 BTC, at a price of $60,000.636 at the time this article was published. Although the crypto asset hit an all-time high of $67,000 on Oct. 20th, it has been moving between $60,000 to $63,000 most of the time.
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As crypto becomes more mainstream, Rodgers is joining other professional athletes who embrace it. Last week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said he would be compensating the fan who held his 600th-career-touchdown football with 1 BTC along with some signed sports memorabilia.
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