With the Chicago Bears coming off a twelve win season, it was natural that Madison Avenue would take notice and turn to some of Chicago’s marquee players to sell their products. Nike has tabbed Khalil Mack to be a part of their latest ad campaign, and you can see him run through the Bears locker room wall in the Tweet below.
Khalil Mack is one of the best players in the NFL, but he has his sights set on greatness. Mack met the media yesterday at Halas Hall and he revealed that he told his new outside linebackers coach, Ted Monachino, that he wants to be the best pass rusher to ever play the game.
“I hold myself to that standard every day,” he said.
Mack, a five-year professional, has been named to the Pro Bowl the last four years, and in three of those he was named an All-Pro. He’s fully aware of the historic legacy he’s chasing.
“I mean, you got LT (Lawrence Taylor), you got Derrick Thomas,” Mack said. “You got special, special guys that have played this position and that’s all you can do is kind of chase. You can’t really compare those guys, the best of the best.”
Mack’s work ethic is fine example for his young teammates as they prepare to defend their NFC North title and look towards the Super Bowl. ”We’re holding each other to a higher standard,” Mack said.
The Nike commercial was created by 22-year-old newcomer Gibson Hazard. To learn more on what this young director and filmmaker is all about, you can check out this recent article on Variety.