Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles caught a team-high 70 passes for 693 yards last season, so it’s probably not a surprise he recently landed an endorsement deal for football gloves.
Charles, 27, has signed a multiyear deal with Cutters Gloves, a company that also lists San Francisco receiver Anquan Boldin, San Francisco running back Frank Gore and Washington receiver Pierre Garcon as clients.
“While making big plays is certainly an important part of my job, there’s nothing that’s more important to a running back than protecting the football,” Charles said in a statement issued by the company. “Whether I’m taking handoffs or catching passes out of the backfield, Cutters and its C-TACK material give me the confidence to stay completely focused on what’s in front of me, without worrying about my grip. They’re simply the best gloves on the market.”
According to the release, Charles will also be featured in upcoming marketing campaigns via digital, social, print, and in-store displays.
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The company touts its gloves as tackiest — as in sticky — and most durable on the market. Last season, Charles fumbled four times (losing two) and dropped ten passes, which tied with Detroit’s Reggie Bush for the most at his position. He did finish fifth among all running backs in catches, however.
Charles, 27, is coming off a season in which he racked up 1,980 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns.