The reigning Defensive Player of the Year inked a deal with Mack Trucks on Wednesday, adding to his portfolio.
“Whenever we were on the road when I was younger, I remember my father pointing out the trucks that had Mack on them,” Mack said to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
Mack’s name helped draw recognition by the brand, but it wasn’t the lone factor behind the endorsement deal.
“Obviously we share the same name, but what really drew us to him, based on what we had heard, was that we seemed to share the same fundamentally American values of hard work, family, honesty and humility,” John Walsh, Mack’s vice president of global marketing and brand management, said Wednesday.
“He just texted me one day and said, ‘You should do a deal with Mack,'” said Mack.
The NBA’s and NFL’s Defensive Player of the Years teaming up to endorse a truck is all too symmetrical and beautiful, and it’s possible the duo could continue to collaborate on new projects.
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