It’s become borderline cliché to say 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack hits like his namesake 18-wheeler. That kind of branding opportunity wasn’t lost on the good folks at Mack Trucks.
After three devastating seasons in the league and an impressive turnaround in Oakland, the Raiders star has signed the endorsement deal he’s waited for his whole life. The quarterback-crushing linebacker is now a spokesman for America’s most famous manufacturer of 18-wheel tractor-trailers.
The partnership all started with a cold call from the linebacker to the company. According to NFL linebacker Mack, fellow Bay Area superstar Draymond Green was the genesis of the partnership, making the obvious connection between their names. That idea wasn’t lost on the young athlete.
Billups is a former NBA champion and a five-time All-Star. He has no front office experience but is considered “a future front office star,” according to ESPN. Salary wasn’t the only factor that played into Billups’ decision to turn the offer down, according to ESPN, but it played a part.
Yes, Redick cashed out. A player whose last contract paid $28 million over four years will make roughly 80 percent of that next season alone to be the veteran presence for a fledgling Philly team building on a young core of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, and rookie Markelle Fultz.
The fit is perfect — he won’t win a championship in Philly, but he’ll space the floor for a team devoid of shooters and help mentor the foundation for a budding franchise moving forward.
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