Alabama’s quarterback Bryce Young, who hasn’t even started a collegiate football game, is close to being a millionaire.
That’s according to head ball coach Nick Saban, who said this about the 19 year old’s early success converting his name, image, and likeness into profit:
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
Bryce Young played nine games last year but all off the bench, basically when Mac Jones was pulled as the Tide were steamrolling their unfortunate opponents. He’s a California native who threw for more than 13,000 yards in high school and went to Bama as a five-star recruit.
You see anything wrong with a teenager making near-seven figures before his first college start? I don’t. Anybody should be able to “get the bag,” as the kids like to say these days. I, too, would like to “get the bag,” so if anybody wants to endorse a crappy Philadelphia sports writer, just email me at email@example.com. I will shill for anything except India Pale Ale and condiments.
But on a more serious note, if these teenage Youtube types or pop stars can make a ton of money before age 22, then why not college athletes? It’s Capitalism, right? If you provide something that people demand, or can find a niche in the open market, then go for it. Go profit from that. As 50 Cent once said, you have to get rich, or die trying.