Aaron Rodgers has produced 17 magical seasons for the Packers, inventing new ways to win football games. Now he will be part of a new way to be paid. Rodgers announced on his Twitter he will be taking part of his salary in Bitcoin.
In his announcement video dressed up as John Wick, Aaron stated he’s giving away one million dollars worth of bitcoin to his fans. He has teamed up with CashApp to start this process of educating his fans on how crypto works because hardly anyone does.
I believe in Bitcoin & the future is bright. That's why I’m teaming up with Cash App to take a portion of my salary in bitcoin today.
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) November 1, 2021
However, Rodgers is not the first NFL player to be paid in Bitcoin. But he is the most notable.
In April of this year, Kansas City Chief backup tight end Sean Culkin actually took his entire salary in Bitcoin ($920,000). Even Trevor Lawrence quarterback signed an endorsement deal with cryptocurrency investment app Blockfolio this off-season. The company said his signing bonus will come in cryptocurrency.
Crypto was even recently in the NFL news cycle Earlier this week, Tom Brady exchanged his 600th touchdown ball from a fan for one bitcoin ($60,920 as of November 1st) and other memorabilia. Which is a heck of a haul if you ask me.
I woulda have taken the Tom Brady 600 TD Ball trade easily. pic.twitter.com/cuOLFCTRLc
— Salty. (@salty1pt0) October 26, 2021
But Aaron is the first Wisconsin athlete to publicly acknowledge his contract will be part Bitcoin. Rodgers will most likely discuss this matter more on his weekly chat with Pat McAfee on Tuesday, November 2nd (also the trade deadline).
Rodgers In Not The Only Player
Aaron has already been having an excellent season for the Packers. Rodgers has thrown 17 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions on the year. After beating the Cardinals last week, the Pack now has the number 1 seed in the NFC at 7-1. The Packers will be facing the reigning AFC Champions Kansas Chiefs next week with a lot on the line.
With the Packers not looking to make a trade deadline move, this might be the biggest news on November 2nd.