Winning Super Bowl MVP has its perks. Malcolm Smith‘s pick-six in the big game helped him lock up the award this year, and of course, he received a vehicle for his efforts as well. The prize was a 2014 Chevy Silverado, a vehicle worth well over $50,000. But instead of adding this tremendous truck to his garage, Smith decided to give the vehicle away to his mother.
Here’s the story from TMZ:
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On top of the truck, Smith also received the normal SB win bonus of $92,000.
Most people will see this story and just write it off as a rich athlete giving away something he doesn’t need. While that is somewhat true, Smith is still in the midst of his rookie contract. 2014 will mark the final year of a four-year deal, where in total, Smith will earn just over $2 million. During the upcoming season, he’ll only be making $645,000.
To most of us that’s a lot of money. In the NFL, not so much. But clearly Smith is doing well and thus he was able to give his MVP truck away. I love that she’s going to put black rims on it, classic.
As for the Seattle Seahawks, they’re set to have many young players like Smith coming up for contract renewal in the next couple of years. The reality is that they won’t be able to afford all of the young stars they’ve discovered. But we’ll just have to wait and see who’s willing to stay for less. Based on the kindness Malcolm Smith just displayed, it seems like he’ll be a candidate for that.