After being drafted eighth overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, Kevin White didn’t think his $16.5 million contract came with so many perks.
Since White arrived in Chicago, the former West Virginia receiver hasn’t paid for dinner at a restaurant. The Bear receiver said he’s tried to pay for his dinner, but the restaurants won’t let him.
The most surprising thing that’s happen to me this far is going out to eat for free. I didn’t expect this restaurant to give it to me for free. I gave them my card, and they said ‘it’s on us.’ So that was a good feeling.
White also said he hopes the fans love the hard work and enthusiasm he brings to the field.
Something I’m going to bring to Chicago, that the fans should know, is my hard work and dedication to the team. Everyday, I’m fighting and willing to do whatever it takes to get better. I’m a competitor, I love the game so when I score or do something exciting I’m going to let the fans and opponents know that I did it.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder caught 109 balls for 1,447 yards and ten touchdowns last season. White set two receiving records as a Mountaineer, had seven straight 100-yard games and set a single game record with 16 catches against Texas.