According to reports, the total salary for the Los Angeles Rams player for the 2021 season would be approximately 75.66 BTC at an average price of $56,103.
Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams, has stated that he will receive his entire $4.25 million National Football League salary in Bitcoin.
Beckham announced on Twitter on Monday that he would be partnering with Cash App to receive his next NFL salary in Bitcoin (BTC). According to National Insider reporter Ian Rapoport, Beckham will earn a $750,000 base salary, a $500,000 signing bonus, and $3 million in other incentives for the 2021 season, for a total of $4.25 million.
It's a NEW ERA & to kick that off I'm hyped to announce that I'm taking my new salary in bitcoin thanks to @CashApp. To ALL MY FANS out there, no matter where u r: THANK YOU! I’m giving back a total of $1M in BTC rn too. Drop your $cashtag w. #OBJBTC & follow @CashApp NOW pic.twitter.com/ds1IgZ1zup
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) November 22, 2021
Beckham’s total salary would be worth approximately 75.66 BTC, based on a price of $56,103 at the time of publication. Though the cryptocurrency reached an all-time high near $69,000 on November 10, it has since dropped below $60,000.
Beckham, who has a CryptoPunk-style image as his Twitter profile picture, is currently a member of the Los Angeles Rams. The city’s Staples Center — not the home of the Rams, but of other sports teams such as the Los Angeles Clippers — has recently been targeted by fans and social media personalities following the signing of a $700 million deal to rename the arena by the Crypto.com platform.
Beckham joins other professional athletes in embracing cryptocurrency as the technology appears to gain traction. In October, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced that he would reward the fan who held his 600th career touchdown football with 1 BTC and signed sports memorabilia. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was recently in the national spotlight for lying to the public about his COVID-19 vaccine status, also stated that he would be receiving a portion of his $22 million salary in BTC.