Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes the football against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Brees banned from riding newest endorsement

New Orlean Saints quarterback, Drew Brees’ newest endorsement is the Can-Am Spyder motorcycle. Unfortunately, Brees’ contract forbids him from riding one.

“We knew the restrictions from the beginning, as did Can-Am,” Brees told ESPN.com. “Ultimately because I can’t ride it now doesn’t mean I won’t someday. The first chance I have to ride it on a closed course, you can bet I’ll take advantage.”

A type of trike motorcycle, the Can-Am Spyder has three wheels and a y-shaped frame. Bringing on Brees as a spokesman for the product is an attempt to appeal to a sports demographic. But how can Brees pitch a product he can’t try? Brees states that he is somewhat familiar with these types of motorcycles after a fellow teammate purchased one.

From a marketing standpoint, the company does a great job toying with the idea that he cannot ride it. In the commercial, Brees jokes:

“My football contract forbids me from riding a motorcycle, which is a problem because I really want to ride a Can-Am Spyder. Luckily, I found a loophole: I’m going to retire.”

In addition, on the Can-Am website, it shows Brees holding up a “contract” forbidding him from riding while a slogan states: “See how far Drew Brees is willing to go to feel the exhilaration of a Can-Am Spyder.”

Perhaps one day he’ll be able to ride one, but for now simply take his word on how amazing it is.

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