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MLB Superstar Bryce Harper Signs Biggest Endorsement Deal in MLB history


Washington Nationals Outfielder  Bryce Harper has signed a 10-year deal with Under Armour.

This now the biggest endorsement deal for a player in the MLB.  This deal was announced Tuesday, but the terms of the deal have not been disclosed.  The highest MLB endorsement deal is when Alex Rodriguez was paid by Nike in 2005, over 1 million a year for 10 years.

Harper has been with the UA brand ever since they signed him in April of 2011, when he was still playing Class A baseball.

Baseball athletes do not get paid near the amount of other athletes (we know that Stephen Curry is killing it with his shoe), but signing Harper to a 10-year deal as a 23 year-old is a step in the right direction for baseball athletes.

Under Armour has gone out to get Stephen Curry, Jordan Spieth, Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Clayton Kershaw and now Harper, some of the top athletes in their respective sports.  Signing the top dogs of each sport is the way to make money, and it certainly looks like Under Armour is setting themselves up for a good future.

The Harper One cleat is set to come out soon, but don’t expect it to make more than the Curry One.