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On the Let's Go SiriusXM podcast, Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, stated that he would love to receive a portion of his salary in crypto.
Gray asked Brady if he thought NFL players would ask for crypto payments. The seven-time Super Bowl winner responded with the following.
Brady said in part, "I think that a few players requested that."
"I would love to ask that you pay me in crypto, and also to receive payment in Solana tokens, Ethereum, or Bitcoin. It's amazing to see the world becoming digital. These digital currencies are just one example of the many that you can find, when you consider the global trend with all the digital media and their impact on currencies.
Brady concluded by saying that he "definitely" sees a future where cryptocurrency will be used to pay players.
Washington Wizards point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, and free-agent NFL offensive lineman Russell Okung, have been notable for being ahead of the crypto curve in professional sports.
Dinwiddie invested in Bitcoin in 2017, as he stated in an interview with Leo Sepkowitz. Since then, he has been actively involved in cryptocurrency. He also created a crypto app and offered tokenized shares of the Nets contract. He joked that he would become the first Wizards point-guard to lobby senators for Bitcoin.
According to Ian Rapoport, of NFL Network, Okung received half his 2020 $13 Million salary in Bitcoin.
Brady may be ready to enter the fray, but for now, he is busy trying to lead the Bucs back to back Super Bowl titles. After winning two games in the start of the 2021 season, Tampa Bay is off on a positive note.