- Jul 25, 2012
Alabama coach Nick Saban says sophomore quarterback Bryce Young is nearing $1M in endorsement deals since the NCAA allowed athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness. Young is the presumptive favorite to be named the Crimson Tide's starter.
According to reports, Saban told the Texas High School Coaches Association's convention on Tuesday that Young, a sophomore, is due to make "ungodly numbers."
While Saban wouldn't divulge the specifics of the deals Young has signed, Saban said the total compensation is "almost seven figures."
"And it's like, the guy hasn't even played yet," Saban said, according to The Athletic. "But that's because of our brand."