Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is investing in cryptocurrency, teaming with CashApp which enables him to take part of his NFL salary in Bitcoin "for the very first time.”
Rodgers will be converting an undisclosed portion of his salary into Bitcoin. Fox Business reports that he's due to earn $1.1 million this year in salary and more than $22 million in signing and roster bonuses.
Acknowledging that cryptocurrencies can be intimidating, Rodgers announced, "to make Bitcoin more accessible to my fans I’m giving out a total of $1M in btc now too".
Quite a few NFL players are investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, including former Carolina Panthers lineman Russell Okung, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbackTrevor Lawrence, and New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.
Soccer starLionel Messi is also on board with the trend. AndTom Brady helped launch the non-fungible token (NFT) platform Autograph, which Rob Gronkowski then joined.
Photo Credit: Norm Hall/Getty Images.