NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers to accept part of $ 22 million salary in Bitcoin

Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers football team, has said he will take a portion of his National Football League salar...



Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers football team, has said he will take a portion of his National Football League salary in Bitcoin.

In a video posted to his Twitter account on November 1, Rodgers – dressed as fictional character John Wick, presumably for Halloween – noted he would partner with Cash App to take part of his salary in Bitcoin (BTC). The nfl reported in July that Rodgers would earn a base salary of $ 1.1 million in addition to a signing bonus of $ 14.5 million and a composition bonus of $ 6.8 million starting in March , for a total of approximately $ 22.3 million.

Based on data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, Rodgers’ total salary would be worth around 368.84 BTC priced at $ 60,636 at the time of publication. Although the crypto asset has reached a record price of nearly $ 67,000 on October 20, it plunged below $ 60,000 more than once last week and has mostly fluctuated between $ 60,000 and $ 63,000.

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Rodgers joins other professional sports players embracing crypto as the space apparently becomes more mainstream. Last week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said he would be compensate the fan who held his 600th touchdown football in his career with 1 BTC as well as signed sports memorabilia.