Canadian Chase Claypool has joined forces with Michael Jordan.
The Pittsburgh Steelers star rookie jumped on the NFL scene and its earned him an endorsement deal with the Jordan Brand.
“When I asked coach Tomlin which apparel company I should sign with he told me… “when Jordan calls, you answer.” I Gotchu coach. OFFIClALLY A JUMP MAN Athlete!! Claypool tweeted.
The 22-year-old Claypool wore Jordan Brand gloves and cleats while playing a key role in Pittsburgh producing a 12-4 record to earn the AFC North Division title in 2020. He finished his first regular season in the NFL with 62 receptions for 873 yards and nine touchdowns, plus 10 rushes for 16 yards and two scores — 11 total touchdowns.
The Abbotsford, B.C. native caught five passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns for the Steelers in his playoff debut. The black and gold used his six-foot-four, 238-pound frame in the red zone. It was a productive and encouraging outing despite a bittersweet end to his first season in the NFL.
Claypool has become a household name across Canada by tying the single-season record for touchdowns by a Canadian in the NFL and scoring the longest NFL touchdown ever by a Canadian-born player at 84 yards. His rookie campaign ranked among the best all-time seasons by a Canadian receiver — ever.
Mapletron was named the Steelers’ Rookie of the Year and his 62 receptions tied the team’s all-time rookie record. He became the first receiver in the Super Bowl era to score 10 touchdowns in his first 10 games. Being compared to Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson entering the NFL Draft and putting himself in the company of Randy Moss has helped Claypool’s name spread throughout the Steel City and the rest of the United States.
There’s a select group of players representing the Jordan Brand in the NFL, including Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin along with teammate and defensive back Joe Haden. Claypool has joined the Jump Man crew.