Which NFL players have a contract with Adidas?
Adidas is undoubtedly a powerhouse in the world of sports gear and apparel. Still, when it comes to the NFL, Nike currently reigns supreme in terms of player sponsorships and exclusive rights to supply all 32 NFL teams with their uniforms and sideline apparel until 2028. Despite this, the brand with three stripes has established a strong foothold in the NFL market through its partnership with a number of elite players.
The likes of NFL MVPs Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes, as well as household names such as Alvin Kamara, Tua Tagovailoa, Juju Smith-Schuster, and Tyler Lockett rock Adidas gear on and off the playing field.
Adding to its impressive lineup, Adidas has also recently signed three highly-touted wide receivers from the 2023 NFL draft: Jordan Addison, Josh Downs, and Jalin Hyatt.
A List of NFL Players Signed to Adidas
Kansas City Chiefs’ star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, is one of Adidas’ top brand ambassadors, you could make the argument that he is Adidas’ top signature athlete in the NFL.
Mahomes has been with the brand ever since he entered the league in 2017 and during that time he has racked up 2x Super Bowls, 2x Super Bowl MVPs, and 2x NFL MVPs among a host of other accolades. When on the field, Mahomes has recently been wearing the Adidas Freak Ultra 21 cleats.
Mahomes has a few signature collections with the three-stripes brand which includes tees, hoodies, joggers, shorts, and tights, while his sneaker collection features the Mahomes 1 Impact FLX, released in 2022, and the Mahomes 1 Royal Blue, launched after his 2023 Super Bowl win. It’s fair to say that Adidas have benefited tremendously from having Mahomes as a part of the brand’s family.
Since joining Adidas in 2015 after switching from Nike, Aaron Rodgers, a four-time NFL MVP, Superbowl Champion, and Superbowl MVP, has been an integral member of the brand’s NFL roster. While the deal’s financial terms are undisclosed, Rodgers’ on-field achievements and iconic status have made him a valuable asset to Adidas.
What Adidas gear does Rogers wear on the gridiron? Well, the legendary quarterback is often seen wearing the Adidas Freak Carbon Mid football cleats.
Juju Smith-Schuster – Wide receiver
Since his rookie season in 2017, Juju Smith-Schuster has been sporting Adidas gloves and cleats on the field of play. Most recently, Juju has worn Adidas Adizero cleats and gloves. His partnership with Adidas is a testament to the brand’s ability to attract and retain some of the league’s most exciting and promising young talents.
Tua Tagovailoa – Quarterback
Former Crimson Tide and now Miami Dolphins’ quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, has been an Adidas sponsored athlete since entering the league in 2020 and has primarily donned the Adidas Freak Ultra Primeknit football cleats on the field. As Tua’s career continues to progress Adidas will undoubtedly continue to leverage the young quarterback’s marketability.
Tyler Lockett – Wide receiver
Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver, Tyler Lockett, has been a loyal member of the Adidas family for a while. The Seahawks veteran has mainly rocked Adidas Adizero 12 football cleats and Adizero gloves on game day.
Alvin Kamara – Running back
Five-time Pro Bowler and one of the league’s most talented running backs Alvin Kamara, has been an Adidas sponsored athlete for a while. AK wears Adidas gloves and cleats on the field and since 2018, Kamara has mainly worn the Adidas Freak Ultra Primeknit cleats, which were released way back in 2017.
Other NFL Players Signed to Adidas
- Von Miller – Quarterback
- Kendall Wright – Wide receiver (Now a Nike Athlete)
- Deandre hopkins – Wide receiver (Now a brand free agent)
- Adam Thielen – Wide receiver
- Eddie Jackson – Saftey
- Garret Wilson – Wide receiver