An NFL defensive player has signed a deal to hang out with a caveman.
Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo isn't a household name, but he's becomes the first NFL player has been used in national advertising with Geico, the insurance company.
SportsBusiness Daily reports Orakpo got a two-year deal to be featured in three national TV spots this football season. His debut commercial will air during Thursday night's Redskins-Ravens game on ESPN.
Geico's director of advertising Bill Brower called the Redskins linebacker a "bonafide star in the league." The company wouldn't disclose how much it is paying Orakpo for the spots that were filmed in Los Angeles back in May.
The son of Nigerian immigrants, Orakpo was picked 13th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft out of the University of Texas. He's made the Pro Bowl roster during each of his pro seasons, but Orakpo is clearly not a big name with fans. He has just over 20,000 followers on Twitter. New York Jets center Nick Mangold for example has 73,402 followers.
Don't look to see Orakpo in a Redskins jersey with the Caveman. Geico doesn't have a sponsorship deal with the National Football League.