This past off season, defensive end Chris Long ditched Tom Brady and the Super Bowl-winning Patriots to sign a two-year contract worth $4.5 million with the Philadelphia Eagles. The 32-year-old son of Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long claimed that the move was motivated by a better scheme fit with the Birds, which he believes will allow him to flourish more than the four sacks, four tackles for loss and a forced fumble he posted with the Pats.
Long is also looking to maximize his contribution off the field as well. The UVA alum announced that he plans to donate his next 10 game checks to launch the “Pledge 10 for Tomorrow” campaign, an initiative that strives for equal education opportunities for all students.
The campaign plans to partner with four education-based organizations in the three NFL cities he has played in: St. Louis, New England, and Philadelphia.
If that wasn’t giving enough, the dude has already donated his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Virginia. His base salary in 2017 is $1 million.
[h/t Total Pro Sports]