Coach Nick Saban Says, Alabama QB Bryce Young–who has Yet to Play a Game–is Approaching $1M in Endorsement Deals

White team quarterback Bryce Young (9) throws over Crimson team defensive back Jalyn Armour-Davis (5) during Alabama’s spring NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium, Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Gary Cosby/The Tuscaloosa News via AP)

Alabama football coach Nick Saban hasn’t officially named Bryce Young the Crimson Tide’s starting quarterback, and yet Saban says that Young is already approaching $1 million in endorsement deals.

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.”

Asked at SEC Media Days about Young’s potential compensation, Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin said, “That number just blew me away.

“He’s made $1 million, and he hasn’t started a game yet. Wow.”

“That’s great for him,” Kiffin added, then later joked, “He definitely doesn’t need to play against us this year.”

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SOURCE: ESPN, Alex Scarborough