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Johnny Manziel agrees multi-year deal with Nike brand

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Wherever he goes in the draft, there'll be some big money going with him as Nike now have the right to dress Johnny Manziel.

We don't know a lot about the money or exactly how long the deal is. All we do know is that it's multi-year and it's the highest for this years class of rookies coming through the draft.

Not only that, but Nike also held of some serious competition in Under Armour, Warrior by New balance and Adidas.

Adidas had been Manziel's stripes (forgive the pun) for the past couple of years as the provider of Texas A&M's uniforms.

Manziel now joins other NFL QB's with Nike deals including two future hall of famers Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, current champ Russel Wilson and Colin Kapernick.

There are a couple of interesting things about this deal though. Firstly it was conducted with the help of Liverpool FC and Boston Red Sox owners, Fenway Sports Group and Maverick Carter, LeBron James' business manager. That can only mean that there's a lot of money and interest on the table.

Secondly, this could allow Nike to use the phrase 'Johnny Football'. Whilst it is a commonly referenced phrase in football terms, the legal application of it is not yet clear if it can be utilized and trademarked to a person.

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