James Conner has been a rising star in the NFL for the last two seasons, but perhaps it’s time to take the “rising” part of that label away.
Coming off an All-Pro season in 2018, Conner has solidified his role as the Steelers’ starting running back, even if he doesn’t want to take that for granted.
But Conner is not turning down one at least one of the perks that comes with NFL stardom. As part of his endorsement contract with Adidas, Conner is starring in a new commercial for the Adizero shoe.
Check out the 30-second spot here, complete with Conner’s heat-trail inducing jukes:
LEAVE NO DOUBT.
— adidas Football US (@adidasFballUS) June 17, 2019
Conner doesn’t seem like he’s letting his fame get to his head, though.
“Just keep it free from distractions, put my head down and go to work,” he said of his offseason plans during the Steelers’ three-day minicamp last week.”
The Steelers have seen the worst of what NFL stardom can do to a player’s psyche and a team’s locker room over the last few seasons with seemingly non-stop drama.
Pittsburgh fans will surely want Conner to continue to get NFL-wide accolades for his play, and fame and stardom is something that comes with that.
The fact that Conner’s star has continued to rise might typically raise some red flags, but the former Pitt and Erie McDowell star seemingly has a better understanding of the community and has done nothing but say all the right things.