Watch out Michael Jordan; Nike has filed for a trademark logo for New York Giants Odel Beckham Jr.
Beckham re-signed with Nike in May of last year. The massive contract signed rumored to be for five years and worth in the neighborhood of $5 million a year, the richest shoe deal for an NFL player and about two times more than any previous deal Nike had with a football player.
In November 2017, Nike and Beckham introduced his first lifestyle shoe, the Special Field Air Force 1 Mid “OBJ.”
Darren Rovell of ESPN posted a picture of what the logo will look like once approved.
JUST IN: Nike has filed to trademark this new "OBJ" logo for Odell Beckham Jr. pic.twitter.com/I9MeYWT9B0
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 7, 2018
The logo has already come under some scrutiny as it seems to be a bit confusing at first or first 500 glances.
You could've given me 500 guesses and I wouldn't have come up with "OBJ" after looking at this … https://t.co/w31je18AlP
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) May 7, 2018
If you look closely you can see the O and the B and the J.
Also looks a little like a scan of a baby in the womb. https://t.co/GxWbFuu1zm
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) May 7, 2018
Beckham is looking to return to the Giants healthy after suffering a fractured ankle last season in a game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
He only appeared in four games, starting in only two of them as he battled an ankle injury that began in the preseason.
The three-time Pro Bowl player is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is looking for a big season for the G-men as he will surely get an opportunity to sign a huge contract at the conclusion of the 2018 season.
Beckham continues to work on his off-field brand as he battles to stay out of the limelight when it comes to embarrassing situations on the field, like when he most recently imitated a dog peeing on the field following a touchdown in Dallas last September.