Whether or not you believe Mac Jones has shown enough to be the New England Patriots starting quarterback come Week 1, it’s happening. The shocking release of Cam Newton has paved the way for a new era post-Tom Brady.
It goes without saying that the first-round pick has a promising future in New England, given how the coaching staff has talked him up immensely throughout the offseason and the fact he’s had more success than most in his first action against NFL defenses.
Jones is already being treated like a franchise quarterback too, because he just inked a multiyear endorsement deal with Nobull.
Here’s everything Patriots fans need to know about Mac Jones’ endorsement deal with Nobull.
Credit to Jones for stepping outside the box. Most NFL players — and professional athletes in general — usually opt for deals with household brands like Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour. Even companies like New Balance, Puma and Reebok have become a popular sponsor amongst high-profile NFL stars.
Unfortunately, fans shouldn’t expect to see Jones repping Nobull apparel on Sundays. The Boston-based company centers on producing apparel for CrossFit athletes. Whether it be training shoes or performance-friendly shirts, Nobull’s popularity has grown in spades since it launched back in 2015.
The specifics of Jones’ deal with Nobull have yet to be announced, but it’s expected to rank in the top five of rookie shoe/apparel deals in league history, according to Darren Heitner of Sports Agent Blog.
While there was no buzz hinting that Jones was close to signing with Nobull, the rookie quarterback gave fans and the media a clear hint that something was in the works following Sunday’s win over the Giants. During his postgame presser, Jones was spotted donning a Nobull t-shirt under his Patriots windbreaker.
Imagine a reporter picked up on this and spoiled the big reveal? Good thing the Alabama product balled out and folks were focused on his performance, which included him throwing his first career NFL touchdown.
As of this writing, Nobull hasn’t released a shoe with Jones. That might come down the road. However, the Patriots star has his own clothing catalog on the company’s website, titled “Mac Jones’ training essentials.”
What a moment for the kid. The No. 15 overall pick is already getting a real taste of what it’s like to be the quarterback of the NFL’s most decorated franchise.