Saquon Barkley gets a Nike deal

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He may not become the first overall pick in the draft, but he’s the first member of the incoming draft class to ink an endorsement deal.

According to the Allentown Morning Call (via SportsBusiness Daily), former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has signed a shoe and apparel deal with Nike.

Agent Kim Miale told the Morning Call that more deals for Barkley could be announced soon.

“He’s receptive to it,” Miale said. “That being said, he’s sill mindful that he doesn’t want to sell products that aren’t authentic to him. So we certainly sat down and went over his preferences from a branding perspective to make sure that whatever he does remains authentic to Saquon.”

Many expect Barkley to be a top-five pick in the draft, going as high as No. 3 to the Colts or, if a team really wants him and hopes to cut the line, at No. 2.

14 responses to “Saquon Barkley gets a Nike deal

  1. B-U-S-T!!! Bust! Bust! Bust! I have never seen so much hype for a Junior RB that could not break 100 yards against any real NCAA D (i.e. Ohio and Mich St). The ultimate red flag is on NFL.com, who compares him to Barry Sanders.

  2. He won’t get past the Giants. No one but the Giants know what they have in Webb. He was the late riser last year. Like Rudolf is this year.

    Cleveland should take him #1 and then someone will trade into the Colts spot for a QB. SO the Browns are guaranteed the top player in the draft and at worst, their 2nd choice at QB.

    There is no way anyone can tell me which of the top 6 QB’s is going to be the best one. It might be none of them. Might have 6 in the first round. Might have 3. Allen and Rosen will drop. 50% accuracy and the other being unhealthy don’t make teams trade up. Who knows. Only 37% of 1st round QB’s are considered ‘successful.

    I would be really surprised if the Browns passed on Barkley. This time, they can have their cake and eat it too. RB at 1 and QB at 4. If they’re really sneaky, the can pass on the QB and sign a FA and let Kizer learn. Allen looks like Kizer. Needs time.

    Gonna be the most interesting draft in a very long time.

  3. The problem with taking Barkley at 1 is if the Colts trade back then you potentially get the 3rd pick of the QB’s. It’s a QB league and there is no chance they take a RB at 1. The city of Cleveland will riot lol

  4. Barkley is the safest pick in the draft. Cleveland NEEDS to take him at #1 and take the next best available at #4 (hopefully it’s Minkah Fitzpatrick). Give me those two and a veteran QB and if everyone stays healthy, I don’t think 7 wins is out of the question for this team. The best thing about them not firing Jackson is the fact that Williams is still running the defense. This is a decent team, as long as they can get the right veteran QB and let Kizer learn. I am not sold on ANY of the QB’s in the draft, at least until one of them falls to the second round, and Cleveland has high picks there as well.

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