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You Won't Believe How Much Alabama Players Made in NIL Deals Last Year

Larry Rupp
You won't believe how much Alabama players made in NIL deals last season.
You won't believe how much Alabama players made in NIL deals last season. / AP Photos/John Bazemore

There's no denying that name, image and likeness (NIL) deals have changed the college football landscape moving forward in terms of recruiting. One thing they haven't changed is Alabama's dominance in the sport. Head coach Nick Saban recently revealed how much his players have been raking in.

College Football News

Speaking to reporters during Day 2 of the SEC media days in Atlanta on Tuesday, Saban said that Crimson Tide football stars have made more than $3 million in NIL deals over the past year. He also made sure to reiterate that he has no problem with players making money through these deals.

“Name, image and likeness is not an issue for us at Alabama. And our players, I think, did better than anybody in the country last year.”

Nick Saban on NIL Deals

This development comes just two months after Saban apologized for saying Texas A&M "bought every player on the team." It seems that his mindset is beginning to change. He mentioned that Alabama's brand has a lot to do with how many of his players have come to terms on NIL deals.

After all, the Crimson Tide has won six College Football Championships over the last 12 years. Quarterback Bryce Young still towers above the rest, though. According to Fan Nation, he has a variety of NIL partnerships with companies such as Cash App, Subway and Logans's Roadhouse.

NIL deals are still in the early stages at this point and that total is only going to rise. For now, Alabama has the the best odds to win yet another title next season at +180, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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