Yesterday, we reported that Nike had dropped Johnny Manziel from its endorsement roster. Today, however, the brand’s quarterback stable grows by two.
Last night, Nike officially announced the signing of Jared Goff and Paxton Lynch, two presumptive first-round picks in this month’s NFL Draft.
Goff, late of the University of California, Berkeley, set twenty-six school records over the last three seasons. The 6’4″ Novato, CA native, named to the Pac-12 First Team last season, is widely expected to be made either the first or second overall pick in the draft.
Lynch comes to the NFL by way of the University of Memphis, where the towering 6’7″, 244-pounder was named to the All-ACC first team last season, while also being honored as a Manning Award finalist. Lynch is the consensus number-three quarterback in the draft, and is thought to be in play in the mid- or late-first round.