Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers), Odell Beckham Jr. (LA Rams), and Saquon Barkley (New York Giants) are all players of the most famous sports league in the world the NFL. But besides the fact that they are all top stars of the NFL, they all have one thing in common and that is that they are all Bitcoin hodlers and some of them receive a part of their salary in Bitcoin.
That now also the QB hope of the New England Patriots Mac Jones is Bitcoin fan speaks for the general acceptance that Bitcoin has meanwhile among athletes. Mac Jones has decided to give Bitcoins to his entire offensive line. The 12-man Patriots offensive line is of course super happy about the gift and expressed their gratitude to the rookie.
But the list of NFL stars who receive Bitcoins as part of their salary is getting longer and longer. The names mentioned above are joined by Russel Okung (Carolina Panthers), Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars), and Sean Culkin (Kansas City Chiefs).
So Bitcoin as an investment is very popular among NFL players. What is strange is that in the other major sports leagues in the United States Bitcoin has apparently not yet gained much popularity. But there are first attempts in the NBA, as some clubs have started accepting Bitcoins for ticket purchases such as the Dallas Mavericks. In addition, there are also first voices that individual players are thinking about accepting Bitcoin. One of the pioneers is the top pick of the Detroit Pistons, Cade Cunningham, who has a sponsorship deal with crypto lender BlockFi and received a bonus in Bitcoins upon signing, according to Coindesk.