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 $1.1million base salary in addition to a $14.5million signing bonus and a $6.8million roster bonus. This totals approximately $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. To make Bitcoin more accessible for my fans, I’m also giving away $1M in bitcoin now. 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’ total salary is approximately 368.84 BTC, at a price of $60.636 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. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced last week that he would compensate the fan who had his 600th career touchdown football by giving 1 BTC and some signed memorabilia.