Nick Saban Says Sophomore Quarterback Is Already Closing In On $1 Million In NIL Pay

Nick Saban Sophomore Quarterback 1 Million NIL Pay

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  • University of Alabama sophomore quarterback Bryce Young is on pace to make $1 million in Name, Image, Likeness pay, says his coach.
  • Young, who signed a contract with CAA Football and is now represented by agent Ed Berry, will make income from commercials, endorsements, autograph signings, merchandise, and more .
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Coach Nick Saban says 19-year-old University of Alabama sophomore quarterback Bryce Young is already closing in on making $1 million in NIL pay after signing with CAA Football.

“Our quarterback (Bryce Young) already has approached ungodly numbers. I’m not going to say what they are. He hasn’t even played yet. He hasn’t been a starter. If I told you what he’s … it’s almost 7-figures. And it’s like the guy hasn’t even played yet. That’s because of our program,” Saban said at the Texas High School Coaches Association convention, according to 247Sports’ Chris Hummer.

For the record, Bryce Young has thrown a total of 22 passes for the Crimson Tide. Twenty-two.

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According to Sportico

Bob Dorfman, creative director of Baker Street Advertising, told AL.com last year that another former Alabama quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa could have made “three to five million, easy.”

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler, who has already unveiled a personal logo, has wasted no time cashing in. On July 31, at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, Rattler will charge $150 per autograph, $60 per inscription and $150 to take a photo with him. Rattler, expected to be one of the premier prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft, is represented by Steinberg Sports and Chris Cabott for marketing, the same group that represents Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Tagovailoa.

Earlier this month it was reported that all 90 scholarship football players at Miami were going to be offered contracts from American Top Team – one of the top MMA camps – for name, image, likeness. Every player on a football scholarship at The U who accepts the deal will make at least $6,000 per year.

Other big signees raking in NIL pay since the new rules kicked in on July 1 include Master P’s son Hercy Miller, a freshman basketball player at Tenessee State, reportedly signed a $2 million endorsement deal with an “American technology company.”

Miami QB D’Eriq King also signed an endorsement deal for $20,000, Fresno State women’s basketball stars Haley and Hannah Cavinder announced a partnership with Boost Mobile, Auburn QB Bo Nix signed a deal with Milo’s Sweet Tea, and Iowa guard Jordan Bohannan hooked up with a local fireworks store in one of the more unusual endorsement deals thus far.

Reactions to Nick Saban’s stunning comment about Bryce Young’s new income ran the gamut.

Valid point.