Eagles News: Jalen Hurts officially joins Jordan Brand
Our very own Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Jalen Hurts, has officially become endorsed by the Jordan brand.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts Jordan brand video
Having proudly showcased the Jumpman logo from the Jordan Brand on his cleats throughout all 18 matchups of the 2022 NFL season, a feat that included donning two distinct sets of Air Jordans on the grand stage of Super Bowl LVII, Hurts is poised to step into the 2023 season with an official partnership with the Jordan Brand. This exciting news was confirmed today.
“I’m excited and thankful to join the Jordan Brand,” said Hurts in an exclusive statement to Andscape. “I share a lot of important qualities with the Jumpman: dedication to goals, commitment to excellence and values, and an unwavering sense of self-belief that not only drives me but inspires me to make an impact for the next generation.”
This collaboration solidifies Hurts’ position as the newest addition to a rich lineage of NFL athletes who have sealed Air Jordan endorsement agreements. The tradition dates back to 1999 when Randy Moss of the Minnesota Vikings became the inaugural professional football player to enter into a partnership with the brand. Moss remains the sole football player to have his own Jordan signature shoe. This groundbreaking achievement paved the way for numerous NFL quarterbacks, particularly those of African American heritage, to display the Jumpman logo on the football field.
In 2001, Donovan McNabb, the Eagles’ all-time passing leader, became the first quarterback to join forces with the Jordan Brand. This groundbreaking move was followed up by fellow NFL quarterbacks who embraced Air Jordans, including Michael Vick.
Vick’s game-worn Air Jordans from 2002 found their esteemed place at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The list continues with names like Daunte Culpepper, Josh Freeman, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Dwayne Haskins. Additionally, the current QB of the Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott, inked a five-year partnership with Jordan in 2021.
Now, the question arises: Can Hurts become the first NFL player since Moss and just the second in NFL history to be honored with his Jordan signature shoe?
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