Which NFL Players Did Nike, Adidas & Under Armour Scoop Up?

After months of waiting and plenty of training-camp buzz, the NFL pre-season has arrived, and along with it, we’re a few games closer to the season kick-off.

There’s been lots of news about brands snapping up rookies, so we’re rounding up the new sponsorships to know.


Nike nabbed the top two draft picks, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, before the Tampa Bay Bucaneers and Tennesse Titans had even signed them in April, but that hasn’t slowed the brand from grabbing other key first-round players as well.

Amari Cooper — Oakland Raisers

Melvin Gordon — San Diego Chargers

Todd Gurley — St. Louis Rams

Marcus Mariota — Tennesee Titans

Leonard Williams — New York Jets

Jameis Winston — Tampa Bay Bucaneers

Phillip Dorsett
Phillip Dorsett of the University of Miami Hurricanes was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.
CREDIT: Getty Images.


After promising to go on a signing spree of 500 athletes back in January, Adidas wasted no time scooping up several important players.

Ameer Abdullah — Detroit Lions

Nelson Agholor — Philadelphia Eagles

Jay Ajayi — Miami Dolphins

Buck Allen — Baltimore Ravens

Tevin Coleman — Atlanta Falcons

Dorial Green-Beckham — Tennesse Titans

Jamison Crowder — Washington Redskins

Phillip Dorsett — Indianapolis Colts

Brett Hundley — Green Bay Packers

Tyler Lockett — Seattle Seahawks

Vince Mayle — Cleveland Browns

Devante Parker — Miami Dolphins

Marcus Peters — Kansas City Chiefs

Quinten Rollins — Green Bay Packers

Trae Waynes — Minnesota Vikings

Kevin White — Chicago Bears

Tony Romo
Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

Under Armour

Under Armour isn’t sitting idly by, either. The company made headlines when it added Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, to its ranks last week. Romo joins Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots at the brand. In a statement, Under Armour said:

“Tony Romo is one of the most respected and accomplished athletes in the NFL, and Under Armour is proud to have him as part of the UA Family. His journey from an undrafted player to one of the top leaders in the game is a result of his intense and relentless competitive drive to be the best, making him an ideal ambassador for the Under Armour brand.”

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