Home Nike Report: Mr. Football "Johnny Manziel" Signs With Nike

Report: Mr. Football “Johnny Manziel” Signs With Nike

According to a report from ESPN, Johnny Manziel has officially sign with Nike.

- Advertisement -

Johnny Football is now property of Nike.

Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and potential first overall pick in May’s NFL draft, informed the world’s largest shoe and apparel brand that it had won the sweepstakes to outfit his feet and use him in marketing campaigns, Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins confirmed Thursday night.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but sources told ESPN.com that it’s a multiyear deal that will be the highest price paid for a rookie in this year’s class. Manziel’s team negotiating the deal included LeBron James’ business manager, Maverick Carter, and Fenway Sports Group.

Adidas, Under Armour and New Balance’s Warrior brand all submitted bids for Manziel’s marketing rights.

Although his future prospects are far from certain, Manziel is the prize rookie of this year’s class.

Landing Manziel eventually might lead to Nike using the phrase “Johnny Football.” 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.

Nike has a solid stable of NFL quarterbacks, including Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. It also is the official uniform supplier of the league.

Manziel wore adidas for the two years he was a starter at A&M.

- Advertisement -
ADVERTISMENT

Follow Us

95,257FansLike
322,564FollowersFollow
43,547FollowersFollow

Recent Stories

Related news

On-Feet Photos of the Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low “Hyper Blue”

Nike SB and Supreme will be teaming up once again to release four colorways of the Dunk Low in 2021 inspired by Supreme's 2003...

Official Photos of the Ambush x Nike Dunk High in “Black/White”

In addition to the “Active Fuchsia” pair, Ambush’s Yoon Ahn will also be releasing a Black/White edition of her upcoming Ambush x Nike Dunk...

Official Photos of the Nike SB Dunk Low “Wheat Mocha”

To go along with the Air Force 1, Nike SB will be releasing a "Wheat Mocha" colorway of the Dunk Low during the fall...

The Nike Air Trainer SC High “Abalone” Comes With Iridescent Accents

The latest Nike Air Trainer SC High resembles the detailing from Abalone shells, which is a common name for any of a group of...