Heisman trophy winner Bryce Young will take over a starring role in Dr. Pepper’s upcoming “Fansville” commercial series. The Alabama quarterback will replace Clemson’s DJ Uiagalelei, who landed the gig in 2021.
It shouldn’t shock anyone to see Young sign yet another huge NIL deal. He is absolutely thriving in this new era of name, image, and likeness. His play on the field is a big reason for that.
The signal caller racked up nearly 5,000 passing yards last year while tossing 47 touchdowns to just seven interceptions. And after losing the national title game the last time he took the field, he’ll be on a revenge tour.
Young was college football’s best player in 2021, and he could quite possibly go for a second straight Heisman in 2022, but this latest deal has some folks hesitant on his outlook.
The reasoning behind that hesitancy? The Fansville Curse. Look no further than last year for proof.
Uiagalelei was dubbed the face of the soda company’s series after an impressive freshman season. The passer took over full-time under center in 2021, with many expecting a big campaign.
Uiagalelei struggled, though, completing just 56% of his passes and throwing more picks than touchdowns. Could the same happen to Young?
Fans on social media have been quick to react.
College football fans react to seeing Bryce Young as the new face of ‘Fansville’
The first commercial of the “Fansville” series dropped on Monday, and it shows Bryce Young making a cameo appearance. Check it out below.
— GoatHouseBama 🥋 (@GoatHouseBama) August 22, 2022
After seeing Young in the ad, many are hoping that it doesn’t mean he’s in for a bad year. The “Fansville” jinx is quickly becoming the equivalent of the NFL’s Madden Curse.
Is there a Fansville Curse? Bryce Young intends to find out. https://t.co/VeSZSM0DA4
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) August 22, 2022
Fansville cursed season upcoming. You hate to see it. https://t.co/HSzGJC3hJz
— Mister Global (@trashp0ster) August 22, 2022
Bama fans praying there isn't some kind of Dr. Pepper curse https://t.co/2a3zU4kdav
— Travis Rockhold (@TravisRockhold) August 22, 2022
Gotta beat the DJ curse https://t.co/tZtLCgDRFm
— Real Name: Grover (@DontrellChillis) August 22, 2022
Throw this in with music superstar Drake possibly jinxing Alabama this offseason, and things are beginning to get ominous in Tuscaloosa.
— CFB Winning Edge (@CFBWinningEdge) August 22, 2022
We’ll see if Bryce Young is able to beat the curse, or if he becomes the next Fansville player to fall victim to a down season.
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