NFL’s New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has famously gifted bitcoins to his team members for the holiday season, crypto media outlet Bitcoin Magazine reported Friday.
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Michael McCorkle “Mac” Jones is a rookie quarterback who was just nominated in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft. Appointed as a starting quarterback in the first year of joining the team, he has participated in all 15 games and recorded 18 touchdown passes. He has a record of 9 wins and 6 losses this season and holds first place in the AFC East.
Jones presented the Bitcoins to all of the team’s offensive line, including Ted Karras, David Andrews, Trent Brown, Yodny Cajuste, Yasir Durant, James Ferentz, Justin Herron, Shaq Mason, Mike Onwenu, Alex Redmond, Will Sherman, and Isaiah Wynn. Explaining the move, Jones told Bitcoin Magazine:
“I’ve been studying Bitcoin for a while now. This year I just knew I had to give some Bitcoin to my teammates. So I reached out to Bitcoin Magazine and asked for help on how to give Bitcoin as a gift.”
In addition to Bitcoins and passes to the Bitcoin 2022 conference, the NFL Quarterback also got in touch with fellow Alabama Alumni and CEO of Bitcoin Magazine David Bailey to give Bitcoin Magazine Print subscription to provide financial education resources on the same.
As Bitcoin gained momentum, some NFL players opted to receive salaries in Bitcoin, but this is the first time an NFL player has distributed Bitcoin to their teammates. So far, Odell Beckham Jr. and Aaron Rodgers have announced that they will receive salaries in crypto assets.