Despite the ongoing crypto winter, many NFL players are still sure that they will benefit from receiving salaries crypto. Especially now, considering that the market is down by 55% compared to what it was at the beginning of the year. The market crash is a great opportunity for many to load up with cryptocurrencies and wait for the next Bull Run.
Here are some long-term Bitcoin supporters from the top echelon of the NFL.
Rodgers’ decision to start receiving a portion of his salary in BTC was met with applause from crypto enthusiasts and some skepticism from the community. The quarterback for Green Bay Packers decided to partner with Cash App to receive at least a portion of his salary to purchase Bitcoin. The player did not sell his long BTC position and believes that it is the best bet against inflation and rising national debt.
The NFL star quarterback appeared at the Bitcoin conference in April to promote the token. The event took place just a month before the now infamous crypto crash.
The legendary NFL quarterback is currently playing for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is not only receiving a huge chunk of his salary in cryptocurrency but also has a joint investment in the FTX CEX together with his wife Gisele Bundchen. The pair decided to put $650 million of their wealth into one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the US.
The decision is quite sound considering that Tom Brady is not investing in tokens, but in the industry itself betting on the fact that widespread adoption is just around the corner.
Odell Beckham Jr.
OBJ is one of the biggest promoters of cryptocurrencies and continues buying. He recently appeared alongside Serena Williams and Aaron Rodgers to say a couple of good words in defense of crypto. Many experts called his decision to receive $750,000 in BTC which is now worth less than $300,000 not accounting for taxes. Nevertheless, the next Bull Run may shut all naysayers up. Odell is still quite vocal about his hopes that crypto will soon become widely adopted.