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04.06.2014 03:53
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Monday Night Football's Matchup Of Tom Brady And Cam Newton Puts Under Armour Under Center

The New England Patriots and Carolina Johnny Manziel Authentic Jersey Panthers will take the field tonight in what should be the most exciting Monday Night Football game of the 2013 NFL season to date. While both teams have franchise quarterbacks under center, each QB quite is different from the other. Tom Brady entered the league in 2000 as a 6th round pick, has been selected to 8 Pro Bowls and won 2 Super Bowl MVP awards. Cam Newton was much more highly touted coming out of college. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and even though he has shown is physical prowess on the field, he still has a lot to prove. Despite their differences in age, reputation and accolades, the Brady vs. Newton match up does highlight one thing they have in common they are both proud endorsers of Under Armour apparel.

Cam Newton in an "Alter Ego Superman" Under Armour Compression Top.

Tom Brady became an Under Armour endorser in 2010 after his existing contract with Nike expired without a renewal of same. When Brady made the switch, he was quoted as saying, "Under Armour's everything I was looking for. It's cool. It's fun. It's what so many of the kids are wearing, and I like to try to stay cutting edge. I like the company. I think we've got a lot in common. We both want to stay hungry, stay humble."

The signing of Brady was a big coup for Under Armour, which has steadily been eating away at the overwhelming dominance of Nike in the athletic performance apparel space. Brady not only chose to endorse Under Armour, but also become a shareholder in the company.

When Brady referenced that "so many of the kids" were wearing Under Armour, he could have easily been speaking of former Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, who in 2011 signed his deal with Under Armour before ever taking an NFL snap. While Newton did not go the path of first signing with Nike before shifting his affiliation to Under Armour, it was reported that the final 2 contenders for Newton's endorsement were UA and Nike.

A few months later, Newton would arrive to an Under Armour commercial shoot bubbling with excitement at the prospect of meeting Brady. It marked the first time that Newton ever appeared in the shooting of a commercial. The video from that day shows a young Cam Newton saying, "You grow up. You watch the big games. And here he is right here. It's incredible to have this opportunity."

Tonight Newton has the unique opportunity of performing against a quarterback he admires. Even better, he Joel Bitonio 2XL Jersey will be playing against a QB partially responsible (as shareholder of Under Armour) for paying his off field income.

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