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Tua Tagovailoa is going to bank all the money he earns from the Miami Dolphins.
In an interview with GQ, the Dolphins rookie said he intends to live off the cash he earns from marketing and endorsement deals.
“I’m gonna be living off of my marketing money, so the endorsement money that I get, and then everything else is just put to the side,” Tagovailoa said. “So the money that I’m making from my contract, that’s put to the side, so none of that’s gonna be seen.”
This is becoming a trend among top draft picks in the NFL. On July 31, Joe Burrow told reporters after signing his rookie deal that he would let the money “accrue in my bank account.”
The Dolphins selected Tagovailoa No. 5 overall in the 2020 draft. His rookie contract is worth $30.2 million over four years, including