Kansas City Chiefs tight end Sean Culkin intends to make the NFL history books as he wants to become the first player to be paid entirely in cryptocurrency.
The 27-year-old had signed a contract with the training of Missouri, in February, which could bring him $ 920,000 if he breaks through the roster of his team.
« I firmly believe that Bitcoin is the future of finance and I wanted to prove that I was in this project for real, not just to make a quick buck, » Culkin wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.
Strictly speaking, Culkin wouldn’t get Bitcoins directly, as he wishes, but instead he would be paid normally and his money would then be converted into cryptocurrency.
“I’ve always had a great interest and passion for finance and economics in my college days,” he told ESPN.
“Throughout the offseason, I kept hearing about the growing space of all things crypto. It always seemed to me to get bigger and bigger. ”
Former Carolina Panthers offensive lineman and now free agent Russell Okung became the first player to convert part of his salary into cryptocurrency in 2020, after he converted nearly half of his earnings.