Mac Jones, the rookie quarterback sensation and the best hope for the 9-5 New England Patriots to extend their decades-long NFL dynasty, is giving Bitcoin to his entire offensive line this Christmas.
Mac Jones, the rookie quarterback sensation and the best hope for the 9-5 New England Patriots to extend their decades-long National Football League (NFL) dynasty, is offering Bitcoin to his entire offensive line this Christmas.
“I’ve been studying Bitcoin for a while now. This year, I just knew I had to give Bitcoin to my teammates,” Jones said. “So I contacted Bitcoin Magazine and asked for help on how to gift Bitcoin as a gift.”
Mac Jones then reached out to other Alabama alumni and CEOs of Bitcoin Magazine David Bailey. In addition to Bitcoin, Jones and Bailey decided to give the financial education resource a Bitcoin Magazine printed subscription to the entire Patriots offensive line, as well as passes to Bitcoin Conference 2022, which is expected to be the biggest Bitcoin event in history.
“When Mac told us he wanted to spread the wealth of Bitcoin for Christmas, we jumped at the chance to support him. Our mission is to make Bitcoin the de facto currency of humanity, that is to say to make it part of our popular culture. Bitcoin is for everyone, but brave, optimistic, forward-thinking people who see the future are the ones who embrace Bitcoin and share this important message,” Bailey said.
With the news, Jones becomes the first NFL quarterback to donate Bitcoin as part of a now-traditional ritual among elite players in America’s most-watched sports league. Quarterbacks often go the extra mile to give back to their teammates, because a happy, dedicated offensive line is what protects them from an onslaught of offensive tackles.
In 2020, NFL quarterbacks gave a range of unique gifts to their teammates, from Pacman arcade games to custom paint jobs.
However, with his gift pick, purchased through Swan Private, the concierge division of the popular Swan bitcoin buying service, Jones is exercising foresight to help protect his long-term offensive line’s finances.
“He did an amazing job. We got a big hit here,” veteran center/guard Ted Karras told reporters Friday in a video news conference.
“One of the best efforts, especially from a rookie, to show appreciation and wish us a Merry Christmas,” Karras said. “So very grateful to him and very happy to be his teammate here in this Christmas season.”
In total, Jones offers Bitcoins to 12 Patriots members, including David Andrews, Trent Brown, Yodny Cadjus, Yasir Durant, James Ferentz, Justin Herron, Ted Karras, Shaq Mason, Mike Onwenu, Alex Redmond, Will Sherman and Isaiah. Wyn.
All will now own Bitcoin for the first time, joining the 46 million Americans who own Bitcoin or some form of cryptocurrency, according to the Pew Research Center.
This may turn out to be a good time because despite bitcoin’s recent cooling in the fourth quarter, bitcoin is still up 107% on the year (compared to just 27% for the broader S&P). Not to mention that over the past decade, these gains are even more staggering, with Bitcoin up over 1,100,000% over that time.
Jones and his offensive line will receive Bitcoin through the Swan Private concierge service, which connects each recipient with one of the world’s top Bitcoin experts to help them on their Bitcoin journey. Notably, Jones and Swan both had stellar Novembers, with the former being named NFL Rookie of the Month and the latter raising $6 million in a Series A funding round.
Cory Klippsten, CEO of Swan Bitcoin, commented, “Our mission at Swan is to create 10 million new Bitcoiners, not just people who own Bitcoin, but people who understand how important it is. That’s why we focus so much on education and the world. class service Our Swan Private Concierge team is very excited to partner with Mac and his team on their Bitcoin journey.
In embracing the promise of Bitcoin, Jones follows a line of football greats who began holding Bitcoin or collecting their salaries in cryptocurrency, including Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, and the reigning Super Bowl MVP. Tom Brady, in whose footsteps Jones is following in New England.
Bitcoin and crypto exchanges FTX and Crypto.com both bought ads for Super Bowl LVI 2022, meaning that in February, Bitcoin could gain national exposure.
Time will tell if Jones and his upstart Patriots will be on the court for the game. In any case, they will attend the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami in April as special guests.
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