Packers’ Aaron Rodgers to take part of 2021 salary in Bitcoin


Aaron Rodgers is getting in on crypto.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Monday that he’s going to be taking a portion of his salary from this season and converting it into Bitcoin.

“Bitcoin to the moon,” Rodgers said in a Twitter video on Monday while dressed as John Wick for Halloween. “That’s why I’m pumped to share that I’ve recently teamed with CashApp. They’ve enabled me to take part of my NFL salary in Bitcoin for the very first time.”

Rodgers also announced that he’s giving out $1 million in Bitcoin away.

As of Monday afternoon, Bitcoin was trading at just more than $61,000 a coin — which is up about $13,000 over the past month.

Rodgers has thrown for nearly 1,900 yards and 17 touchdowns this season while leading the Packers to a 7-1 start. The 37-year-old earns an average of $33.5 million each season on his four-year, $134 million deal with Green Bay.

It’s unclear how much of that salary he is investing into Bitcoin. If he put 25% of it into Bitcoin, he’d have about 137 Bitcoin.

Rodgers is just the latest in the NFL world to announce he’s taking part of his salary in cryptocurrency. Former Carolina Panthers lineman Russell Okung said in 2020 that about half of his salary was invested into Bitcoin, and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence had half of his signing bonus invested into a crypto portfolio that includes Bitcoin, Ethereum and Solana, among others. Tight end Sean Culkin planned to put his entire 2021 salary into Bitcoin, though he was cut by the Chiefs before he could do so.



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