NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers offered a resounding endorsement of bitcoin on Monday, tweeting that “I believe in Bitcoin & the future is bright.”
- The longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback and three-time MVP revealed that he’s working with Square’s Cash app to receive an undisclosed amount of his salary in bitcoin for the first time. New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley said in July he would be receiving all his future endorsement money in bitcoin, while several other NFL players have also said they would get part of their salaries in cryptocurrency.
- Rodgers signed a four-year contract worth $134 million with the Packers in 2018.
- Rodgers also said he’s giving out one million dollars to his fans who submit their cashtags on Twitter and follow Square’s Cash app.
- In the video accompanying his tweet, in which Rodgers is dressed as John Wick, he tells his fans that “we can go to the moon together.”
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
UPDATE (Nov. 1, 22:04 UTC): Added details about other NFL players in first bullet point.