On Friday, the San Francisco 49ers inked rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw to a four-year contract. Per reports, the deal can be worth up to $15.5 million, and includes an $8.82 million signing bonus.
It goes without saying that these contracts are life-changers for incoming draftees, and Kinlaw had a great response on Instagram after officially becoming a millionaire NFL player.
"Somebody tell my momma that I became a millionaire today," read Kinlaw's caption. "Somebody tell her that her prayers was answered...I appreciate the 49ers organization for for letting me chase my dreams and be one hell of a father."
Kinlaw is clearly grateful for having the opportunity to take care of his mother and the rest of his family, who didn't have it easy growing up. At one point time, the 2020 No. 14 overall pick was homeless, and the places his family resided in thereafter were anything but hospitable.
Amazingly enough, Kinlaw went from having all the odds stacked against him as a child to being drafted by a 49ers team that is fresh off a Super Bowl appearance. Better still, the South Carolina product will have the luxury of playing on one of the best defensive lines the NFL has to offer.
Considering the massive chip on his shoulder, fans in San Francisco should be expecting big things out of the 6-5, 324-pound behemoth in Year 1.