He’s the most high-profile player in this year’s NFL draft, so it’s only natural that he hooks up with the most high-profile brand. Johnny Manziel has reportedly signed an endorsement deal with Nike, according to ESPN via Sporting News.
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but it’s expected to be the richest endorsement deal of anybody in this year’s class.
Sporting News brings up an intersting point in that…
What’s interesting is that by landing Manziel, Nike may be able to capitalize on the “Johnny Football” moniker.
“The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office currently is evaluating the application filed by an organization in College Station, Texas, which claims ‘Johnny Football’ does not refer to a living person. Manziel, who filed the application later on, obviously claims otherwise,” according to the ESPN report by Darren Rovell.
The marriage makes all the sense in the world.