By Albert Johnas
Jake Paul ‘signs’ for Cleveland Browns in an amusing Twitter video where he thinks he is going to play for the team… only to find out at a mock press conference that he’s joining the social media teamby Albert Johnas
NFL fans make the same joke as Jake Paul ‘signs’ with Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns caused a stir on social media on Friday by jokingly hinting they’d signed YouTube sensation Jake Paul to a contract. The American viral sensation has turned to boxing in recent years, and is undefeated after facing UFC legends Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley.
Paul took to Twitter to show himself in a Browns’ uniform. The team’s executive vice president JW Johnson made the call with Paul to inform him. This obviously isn’t anything from a football standpoint, Paul is not going to be suiting up. Looking at it as a marketing technique from both sides, as Paul also hails from Cleveland.
The move was announced at a press conference.
On Friday, the eve of Christmas Eve, the team signed boxer and YouTuber Jake Paul to a contract to join their social media team. The move was announced at a press conference.
Neither the Browns nor Paul specified what type of contract the pro boxer signed. It’s possible that Paul could be contracted with the team to create content, as he has no prior football experience at the NFL level.
“Crazy news guys. I got a contract with the Cleveland Browns,” Paul said in a separate video before his phone began ringing. It was a FaceTime call from Johnson.
“I’m super excited this a dream come true,” Paul said, to which Johnson responded: “Oh man, we’re fired up. Can’t wait to get you here today and get you to sign that contract and excited to have you be a part of the team man.”
Show of Interesting move by the Browns
Making this “hire” — and then making a show of it — is an interesting move by the Browns. If nothing else, extra eyes will be on the team’s social media platforms. With three weeks left in the regular season, the Browns are still fighting for a playoff spot. Adding Paul will make that fight more public.