Kool-Aid McKinstry makes first big NFL purchase with a heartwarming Mother’s Day gift

Kool-Aid McKinstry, the second-round pick of the New Orleans Saints, has made his first big-time purchase, surprising his mother with a special gift.
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Whenever players make it to the NFL, they’re always asked what was their first big purchase. Being skilled enough to make it to the league makes these young men millionaires, so the purchases are usually lavish. Oftentimes, players’ newfound riches are used to pay back the people who helped them get to the league.

That was the case for New Orleans Saints rookie cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry. Drafted in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft, the rookie defensive back recently took to social media to share his first big purchase with the world. McKinstry took his mother, Geneva Allen, to a Mercedes-Benz dealership and bought her a Mercedes-Benz SUV.

The beautiful moment was captured with videos and pictures and McKinstry shared them on Instagram with the caption, “First purchase. Congrats, Ma. U deserve it all.”

Kool-Aid McKinstry gifts his mother a car

It was clearly a moment that meant a lot to both McKinstry and Allen, evident by the tears and hugs in the footage. A great Mother’s Day celebration for their family.

As McKinstry prepares for his rookie season, he still hasn’t officially signed with the New Orleans Saints. While the team’s six other draft picks have signed, McKinstry remains the unsigned. This isn’t cause for concern, though, as he was a second rounder, and second rounders typically take longer to sign. Because they are still usually elite prospects, and their contract numbers aren’t as set as first rounders, negotiations take a bit of time.

However, McKinstry is already with the team, present at rookie minicamp. He has been rehabbing from the Jones fracture foot surgery he recently had and learning the playbook. Considering McKinstry’s talent and experience at Alabama, he will likely be a contributor in the secondary in year one. McKinstry has the ability to lineup inside and outside, and that will help the Saints out tremendously.