It is now a profitable position in college football history to be a quarterback. Ask Bryce Young from Alabama, who is the presumptive starting quarterback for the 2021 college football season.
Young, the No. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Young is the No. 2 overall player in 2020’s recruiting class — and the No. No matter what style, the NCAA has allowed 1 overall quarterback to take advantage of Name Image or Likeness deals.
Nick Saban, Alabama’s coach, spoke Tuesday about how lucrative NIL deals were for Young. Saban spoke at the Texas High School Coach Association annual convention and said Young is close to $1 million in NIL money.
Saban stated, via The Athletic, that certain positions may increase opportunities to create value. Saban: “Hasn’t even started. … It’s nearly seven figures. It’s almost seven figures. It’s all because of our brand.
Bryce Young is Alabama’s successor apparent to Mac Jones.
It’s not bad for a quarterback with only 13 of 22 passes for just 156 yards and one touchdown.
Young is represented by the Creative Artists Agency. He also signed a NIL deal with Cash App. He was one of the most highly-anticipated prospects in Alabama, not only under Saban but also during the modern recruiting era. With former Crimson Tide offensive linesmen Cyrus Kouandjio, Andre Smith, he’s tied for 20th in 247Sports’ all-time recruit ranking. He also set many records at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.
It is worth wondering why Saban mentioned Young in relation to NIL deals. However, it is possible that the coach of Alabama, 15 years old, used that information to recruit in Texas where the Tide have piqued several high-end prospects.
Saban will speak to media at SEC Media Days, Hoover, Ala. on Wednesday.
Published on Wed, 21 July 2021 00.04:29 +0000