The first thing that Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Mike Hughes bought with the money from his rookie contract was a house for his mother.
When the Minnesota Vikings selected cornerback Mike Hughes in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, many fans were surprised the team didn’t choose an offensive lineman. However, the rookie is already proving to be a great decision maker.
On Thursday, July 19th, Hughes signed a four-year contract worth $9.87 million including a $5.256 million signing bonus and now the team has revealed the first major purchase the young defensive back was to get his mother a house.
Check out a photo of Mike Hughes standing in front of his mother’s new house as shared on the Vikings Twitter account:
This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, considering the Pioneer Press states that Hughes’ plan all along was to purchase a home for his mother, sharing this quote:
"“Other than getting my mom a new house, I plan to save money,” Hughes said."
Mike Hughes stated once again that purchasing a home was a promise he made a long time ago to his mother, who he tagged in his Twitter post.
There are usually a lot of great stories about rookies doing wonderful things for their families with the signing bonus from their first NFL contract. Fans will remember the story of Teddy Bridgewater getting his mother a new pink Escalade with his rookie money.
However, this is especially sweet for Mike Hughes, who entered the 2018 draft with some teams questioning his character. A gesture like this should go a long way in changing the perception that some individuals have about the rookie cornerback.
It’s amazing to see this kind of dedication to family and willingness to keep a promise. Congratulations to Mike Hughes on making an amazing decision to purchase his mother a home and best of luck to him during his rookie year with the Minnesota Vikings.