About a month ago, it was announced that the University of Michigan had signed a deal with Nike that would pay them $169 million over 11 years. The deal is set to begin in August of 2016 and goes through 2027.
On Thursday, things got even more interesting when Michael Jordan himself announced via the Jordan Brand Twitter account that Michigan would be the first football program to wear his world famous jumpman logo.
“I want to welcome my first football team to the Jordan family, Go Blue.”
Big House. Big plans.
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) August 13, 2015
This, of course, means that the Jordan Brand jumpman logo will be on both the Michigan basketball and football uniforms beginning in 2016.
Prior to the deal with the Michigan football program, the Jordan Brand had only been worn by basketball programs such as North Carolina, Marquette, and Georgetown, to name a few.
One thing is for sure, Nike and Jordan Brand would not partner with the Wolverines unless they saw big things in the future.
Time will tell.