mac jones, rookie quarterback sensation and best hope for the 9-5 new england patriots to extend their decades-long dynasty in the national football league (nfl), is giving away bitcoins to his entire offensive line this Christmas.
“I’ve been studying bitcoin for a while. this year i knew i had to give some bitcoin to my teammates,” jones said. “So I contacted bitcoin magazine and asked for help on how to give bitcoin as a gift.”
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mac jones then contacted fellow alabama alumni and bitcoin magazine executive director david bailey. in addition to bitcoin, jones and bailey decided to provide the financial education resource of a print subscription to bitcoin magazine to the entire patriots offensive line, as well as passes to the 2022 bitcoin conference, which will be the largest bitcoin event in history .
“when mac told us he wanted to spread bitcoin wealth around christmas, we jumped at the chance to support him. our mission is to make bitcoin the de facto money of humanity, which means mixing it with our popular culture. bitcoin is for everyone, but the brave, optimistic and progressive people who see the future are the ones who adopt bitcoin and share this important message,” said bailey.
With the news, Jones becomes the first NFL quarterback to give bitcoins as part of a ritual now a tradition among elite players in America’s most-watched sports league. quarterbacks often go the extra mile to give back to their teammates, as a happy and dedicated offensive line is what protects them from an onslaught of attacking tacklers.
In 2020, NFL quarterbacks gave a variety of unique gifts to their teammates, from pacman arcade games to custom paints.
However, with his choice of gift, purchased through swan private, the concierge division of the popular swan bitcoin buying service, jones is showing the foresight to help protect his offensive line’s long-term finances. .
“He did an outstanding job. We’ve got a big boot here,” veteran center/shooting guard Ted Karras told reporters Friday in a video news conference.
“one of the best efforts, especially from a newbie, to show appreciation and wish us a merry christmas,” said karras. “Very grateful to him and very happy to be his teammate here this holiday season.”
In total, Jones is giving away Bitcoins to 12 members of the Patriots, including David Andrews, Trent Brown, Yodny CFIT, Yasir Durant, James Ferentz, Justin Herron, Ted Karras, Shaq Mason, Mike Onwenu, Alex Redmond, Will Sherman. and isaiah wynn.
Everyone 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.
It may turn out to be good timing as despite bitcoin’s recent Q4 cooldown, bitcoin is still up 107% for the year (compared to just 27% for the broader s&p). Not to mention that over the last decade those gains are even more staggering, with bitcoin up more than 1,100,000% in that span.
Jones and his offensive line will receive the 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. Jones and Swan in particular have had stellar Novembers, with the former being named NFL Rookie of the Month and the latter raising $6 million in a series of funding rounds.
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’re so focused on education and world-class service.our swan private concierge team is very excited to partner with mac and his squad on their bitcoin journey.”
Embracing the promise of bitcoin, jones follows a lineage of football greats who have begun holding bitcoin or accepting their salaries in cryptocurrency, including odell beckham jr., saquon barkley, aaron rodgers and the reigning super bowl mvp Tom Brady, in whose footsteps Jones follows in New England.
bitcoin and crypto exchanges ftx and crypto.com bought ads for super bowl lvi 2022, meaning this february could see bitcoin gaining wider visibility on the national stage.
time will tell if jones and his upstart patriots will be on the field for the game. in any case, they will attend the bitcoin 2022 conference in miami this april as special guests.