Embattled Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick appears to be on the road back to national respectability. Just two weeks after re-signing with sporting wear conglomerate Nike; who cancelled their contract when the once troubled signal caller became embroiled in dog-fighting charges in 2007, Vick is back again with another endorsement deal, this time with Double Eagle Holdings, Ltd., the parent company of Fuse Science, Inc.
“Fuse Science has game-changing technology and an incredible team of scientists and business leaders to bring it to market,” Vick said in a statement. “I believe these products will revolutionize how athletes provide their bodies with nutrients and medicines, changing what we have come to accept as normal.”
Vick will now endorse Fuse Science’s lineup of sports vitamins and minerals as part of his new deal. Vick, 31, revived his career last season with a breakthrough campaign on the way to winning the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year Award. He improved his passing percentage to 62.6, a career best, and improved his passer rating to 100.2, also a career high. But aside from his improvements on the field, Vick exhibited a level of humility that helped repair the image of the former megastar.
“He’s a changed man,” Fuse Science CEO Adam Adler told the AP. “As part of that change, he’s becoming a business man and not just a football player. He’s the hungriest athlete, he’s the best athlete in any sport and it was a no-brainer to bring Michael in and build around him.”