Stanford Coach Questions Bryce Young Earning Market Value
Last week while talking to Texas High School Coaches Association, Nick Saban revealed that Bryce Young's Name, Image and Likeness has been worth nearly a million dollars for the former 5-star quarterback.
"Our quarterback has already approached ungodly numbers, and he hasn't even played yet. If I told you what it is, it's almost 7-figures," said Saban.
The seven-time national championship winning coach set the college football world ablaze with his comments causing some to wonder if Young is making fair market value.
"The guy hasn't started a college football game and he's already signed a whole bunch of deals to make money. To me I don't think that's what this whole thing is supposed to be about. I don't believe that that is true market value. I think that's Alabama value but that's not market value for an individual which was what this was supposed to be about," said Stanford coach David Shaw.
Shaw went on to conjecture that Saban intentionally revealed how successful Young has already been this month in order to bolster recruiting. The Crimson Tide currently has the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation according to 247Sports and is picking up momentum.
"Nick mentioning that at the media day is a great way to kick start your recruiting, especially if you're recruiting another high caliber quarterback as we all know that they are. It wasn't accidental, many of us around college football just kind of shrugged our shoulders and said, 'Is this really what we want to be doing?'," said Shaw.
The Tide currently has 5-star quarterback Ty Simpson committed to the Crimson Tide in the class of 2022. While he is highly touted most Alabama fans have their sights set on 2023 5-star quarterback Arch Manning.
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