Before he throws his first football as an NFL player, the league’s number one overall draft pick has put his name on them. Joe Burrow autographs are now exclusive to Fanatics after the company signed the rookie from LSU to a memorabilia deal.
It won’t impact trading cards and Burrow has already signed plenty of autographs for products released prior to the draft.
As usual, the Fanatics deal covers autographed photos, helmets, jerseys, footballs and other display items commonly offered by the sports merchandising giant, which has similar deals with other high-profile athletes including Zion Williamson, Luka Dončić, Aaron Judge, Peyton Manning, Pete Alonso, and Alexander Ovechkin.
According to Fanatics, it will be the sole distributor of Burrow’s full assortment of autographs, collectibles and memorabilia, which will include both LSU products and those of the Cincinnati Bengals.
“We’ve seen incredible demand for his products from the LSU community, and can’t wait to make available the widest assortment of officially licensed items for fans as he enters the NFL,” stated Fanatics Authentic executive vice president Victor Shaffer in a news release.
Burrow, who led the Tigers to the 2019 national championship while tossing a record 60 touchdown passes, had already signed LSU-related items that are for sale on the Fanatics website, but has also put his “Joey B” signature on NFL footballs, Bengals helmets and other items.
Signed Cincinnati Bengals jerseys and other memorabilia from his new team will likely soon be added to the company’s inventory.
“I’ve had the chance to play in front of the most passionate fans in the world while at LSU, and I can’t wait to strike up a great relationship with another city and fanbase after the draft,” Burrow remarked.