Alabama's projected starting QB already approaching $1 million in NIL deals, Nick Saban says
Bryce Young’s wallet is getting thicker by the minute. If he doesn’t invest in a new billfold soon, he might find himself in the same predicament as George Costanza.
Sorry for the Seinfeld reference.
But on Tuesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban revealed that Young, who is projected to be the starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide in 2021, is already rolling in a good amount of cash just three weeks into the new name, image and likeness policies. Speaking at a Texas high school coaches convention on Tuesday, Saban provided a rough estimate on what his QB has received.
“Our quarterback has already approached ungodly numbers,” Saban said, per Chris Hummer of 247Sports. “And he hasn’t even played yet. If I told you what it is…it’s almost seven figures.”
Nick Saban is talking at the Texas HS Coaches Association convention today. He was asked about NIL. Apparently, Bryce Young is doing quite well.
“Our QB has already approached ungodly numbers, and he hasn’t even played yet. If I told you what it is … it’s almost 7-figures."
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) July 20, 2021
Talk about capitalizing on an opportunity. Young hasn’t had to take a snap this season and is already enjoying quite a bit of success with the new NIL policies.
Young was the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting class and the top-ranked dual-threat quarterback. He did play in nine games as a freshman during Alabama’s undefeated season and national championship run, earning reps behind Mac Jones.
In those nine contests, Young completed 13-of-22 pass attempts for 156 yards and a touchdown.
Oh, and in case you’re not familiar with that Seinfeld reference, this is all you need to know. Makes sense now, doesn’t it?