We have yet to find out how much money Johnny Manziel will make as a football player on the field in the National Football League, but we know one thing is for certain, and that’s that Manziel will make a ton of money off the field in endorsements, and naturally Nike wants a piece in all of it.
A Nike spokesperson confirmed to the Portland Business Journal that Manziel and the most famous athletic outfitting company will meet, and reportedly about a possible partnership between the two sides.
This report comes nearly a month after Under Armour made their initial pitch to the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner by plastering his face all over their headquarters in Baltimore.
With Nike now in the mix, which we all saw coming sooner or later, it’s going to be mighty interesting to watch the bidding war take place between Nike and Under Armour to be able to make millions off the Johnny Manziel brand.
Because, in today’s world, someone like Manziel isn’t just a football player–he’s his own brand.