Bryce Young is making bank.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that the sophomore quarterback, the team’s presumptive starter in 2021, has already earned close to $1 million in endorsement deals.
“Our QB has already approached ungodly numbers, and he hasn’t even played yet,” Saban said at the Texas High School Coaches Association convention, according to 247 Sports. “If I told you what it is … it’s almost seven figures.”
Young has one of the largest followings on social media among Alabama players, and has signed deals with companies such as Cash App.
A five-star recruit in 2020, Young backed up Mac Jones as a freshman but did not start a game. He was the first-team quarterback in practices this spring and expected to start this fall.
Georgia quarterback JT Daniels, who preceded Young at their high school at California, offered praise for him.
“He’s a stud. He’s a star player,” Daniels said. “When I had left Mater Dei, and they got Bryce, I had known Bryce since he was an eighth grader, I was a seventh grader. I knew back then that he was a special player. Honestly, when Mater Dei got him, I was excited.
“I told MaxPreps that he would be the best quarterback in the country by the time he was a junior in high school because I’d seen him play and I think he’s a really good player. I expect a lot of success for Bryce.”