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College sports will never be the same now that the NIL rules are in place. With that in mind, it sounds like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ star quarterback Tom Brady is now getting involved with NIL deals. In a surprising turn of events, Jackson State star Shedeur Sanders, Deion Sanders’ son, will be working alongside Brady.
Shedeur Sanders Signs NIL Endorsement Deal With Tom Brady’s Clothing Company
Sanders has been making quite the name for himself. Which is impressive considering his father is the legendary Deion Sanders. Even so, the Jackson State star is making the most of his college experience after signing a NIL endorsement deal as an ambassador with Tom Brady’s clothing company, per Darren Rovell.
JUST IN: @TomBrady’s clothing company @bradybrand has signed Jackson State QB Shadeur Sanders to an NIL endorsement deal.
Sanders has deals with Beats By Dre, Gatorade and has his own BBQ sauce. pic.twitter.com/jPK3GRtsGj
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 13, 2022
There was some confusion regarding the news drop, as many pointed out that Sanders signed a NIL deal with Tom Brady’s clothing company back in 2021. However, it’s an ambassador role, which is completely different, per Tom Vanhaaran.
This is a different deal for Shedeur. They did give him an NIL deal back in December, but this is as an ambassador with a different role. It sounds the same, but it’s different
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) October 13, 2022
This isn’t the only NIL deal Sanders has signed. He’s also affiliated with Beats By Dre and Gatorade, and also has his own line of BBQ sauce. The Jackson State quarterback has been busy on and off the field and clearly has a bright future ahead. This seems like a great decision for Tom Brady, as he now has one of college football’s hottest names working alongside his brand.
The second-year quarterback is having a monster season at Jackson State. Through four games, Shedeur Sanders has accumulated 1,713 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and just two interceptions. He also has a 73.2 completion percentage, making Sanders incredibly efficient. It’s no wonder Tom Brady wanted to sign Deion Sanders’ son to a NIL deal of his own.
Keep an eye on Shedeur Sanders. This kid is balling out right now and could become a household name one day just like his father.