The NFL season officially begins tonight as the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers in an exciting opening week match-up; and with 30 other NFL teams starting play this week, it’s only right we kick off the NFL season talking about one thing: sneakers. In particular, signature sneakers. Here is a numerical countdown of the top NFL players we believe deserves their own signature line. Click through the pages to see if your favorite player has made the cut.
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5. Earl Thomas
This 5th year safety is arguably the best player on the Seattle Seahawks. With a stellar resume that dates back to his time at the University of Texas, this Orange, Texas native has been able to build a reputable sneaker collection that extended to his on-field attire. In 2013, Thomas was able to secure a endorsement deal with the Air Jordan brand, thus placing him within a realm of other notable players such as Andre Johnson and Michael Crabtree. However, the reasoning behind building the case for his own signature line is the combination of his recent success and accession to elite status within the NFL. Not too many safeties have been able to secure a signature line, but Thomas’ plethora of on-field heat has been able to turn a few heads within the sneaker industry. From rocking several Air Jordan 12 models to various Air Jordan 6’s, the rapid fan base of Seattle paired with the amazing color scheme of the Seahawks would provide a unique aesthetic to the Jordan Brand.