Sports Apparel monster Fanatics is now offering authentic college football jerseys with real names on the back for the first time. It’s not only Fanatics’ first time but believed to be the first time that current college players’ names have been used on authentic jerseys for any company. Players will receive a portion of the proceeds through NIL.
🚨 Just Released! 🚨
For the first time, NIL player jerseys are available on Fanatics! Grab you favorite college football player’s jersey today! 🏈🔥🤩
— Fanatics (@Fanatics) September 8, 2022
Many of the top brands in college football are included
Overall, around 40 programs are included in this round of schools that now have customized jerseys available. It’s not just for a few players on each team. Almost all of the players on each team, even walk-ons are available to be selected when purchasing from Fanatics.
Featured brands include Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour
Fanatics has officially launched its NIL jersey platform, benefitting more than 4,300 athletes from 40 schools.
Whose jersey are you buying? pic.twitter.com/D0VlPxLN3I
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) September 8, 2022
There are some notable exceptions. Players not included for Penn State include starting quarterback Sean Clifford and star freshman running back Nick Singleton. Each school seems. to have a couple of players missing.
Compensation for the sale of the football jerseys will go directly to players via NIL agreements
The Tennessee athletic department helped describe how it works on their website
Student-athletes have the opportunity to opt into the unique custom NIL jersey program. Players will benefit for the sale of a jersey with their name and number. Fans can choose a Nike replica player jersey via the drop-down roster menu on shop.UTsports.com.
Still, we don’t know how much of the $139.99 price tag will go directly to the player selected.
People are excited by the new college football jersey options
Fans are excited to finally be able to purchase real college football jerseys with names on the back.
@sinatraswinery echoes what many of us are thinking.
Been a long time coming!
— peter🔜ESCAPE (@sinatraswinery) September 8, 2022
Of course, people are going to complain about the price tag.
$140 WHAT???? Nah bruh
— KrillsBurner (@KrillsBurner) September 8, 2022
It will be fun to find out what players make the most money on these jersey sales this year and in the future. As always, my bet is on an Alabama player.