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Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. (Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY)

Johnny Football inks humongous Nike deal

Heisman winning quarterback Johnny Manziel just signed a very lucrative endorsement deal with Nike. The Texas A&M QB is likely to be the number one overall draft pick, making him one of the most marketable players in the game.

Although financial details weren’t disclosed for the multi-year deal, sports marketer Web Smith estimated in a tweet that the endorsement is probably around $20 million, reports Bleacher Report.

Manziel wore Adidas for two years while playing for the Aggies, but opted for the more profitable company. Nike is the 24th-most valuable brand in the world, while Adidas is 61st.

Nike has a number of quarterbacks already signed to their roster, including Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick.

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