It’s been close to a month since Ezekiel Elliott revealed he was willing to sit out the entire season if the Cowboys refused to give him a new deal, and while Jerry Jones attempted to play some hardball, the team would ultimately give in and make the superstar the highest-paid running back in the history of the NFL.
Elliott is slated to make over $100 million over the course of the next eight years—$50 million of which is guaranteed assuming he can stay out of trouble, which isn’t exactly a given when you consider the multiple times he found himself in hot water over the course of this offseason.
I honestly have no idea what I would do if I had access to that much cash, but according to TMZ, Elliott has decided to do the Salvation Army a major solid by announcing he’d be donating $100,000 to the charity following the signing to help them build a new facility to assist people in need in the Dallas area.
Elliott has a long history with the organization, as he notably jumped into its signature red kettle after scoring a touchdown back in 2016.
He wasn’t fined for the stunt but decided to make a donation and sparked plenty of other people to do the same (many who whom contributed $21 as a tribute to his jersey number).
He followed that up last year when he scored and celebrated by whipping out some cash before depositing it in the pot.
What a guy.