Pushing forward with its mission to meet performance demands of the world’s top athletes, OAKLEY has signed a partnership with 2018 NFL MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes II. Mahomes joins Oakley’s roster of elite athletes as the first football player to join Team Oakley in supporting its Prizm lens technology, which enhances detail and helps improve performance by providing ultra-precise color tuning for specific environments including football. Prizm enables Oakley to turn eyewear into vital sports equipment and continue to deliver top-notch optic innovations supporting athletes in their quest for elite performance.

As a player who relies heavily on his vision to be successful on the football field, Mahomes is a natural partner for Oakley. “I am honored to join the Oakley family as the first ever football athlete,” says Mahomes. “After spending time at Oakley HQ and meeting with the brand’s innovators, designers and scientists, I know that together we can push the boundaries of what is possible in sport performance and beyond.” Mahomes will be featured in the brand’s “See It in Prizm” campaign and will wear a range of lifestyle eyewear off the field, including the Sutro style and the new Ahyris collection launching this month.

“With an unmatched combination of character, athleticism, precision, vision and football IQ, we’re excited to welcome Patrick Mahomes II to Team Oakley and continue to support him with the equipment to perform at an MVP level,” says Gwen Van Lingen, Oakley SVP of sports marketing. Oakley has produced football shields for helmets for over 20 years but with the signing of it first football athlete, the brand looks forward to expanding its rich heritage in football. .

–Christine Yeh