There have been plenty of rants about how Name, Image and Likeness will destroy college football. That being said, it seems like people are ignoring the clear benefits that come from players being able to make a profit.
Speaking at Big Ten Media Days this Wednesday, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud revealed that NIL has changed his life for the better.
“Shoot, my mama’s bills are getting paid now,” Stroud told reporters.
This heartwarming admission from Stroud proves just how valuable NIL deals can be to student-athletes.
“This, everyone, is everything,” Matt Hayes of Saturday Down South said.
“I love that for him. I love this for all of them. And they still aren’t getting their fair share of the profits. That will get sorted out soon too,” one fan tweeted.
“The more NIL, the better,” another fan wrote.
Stroud was a star in his first season as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, throwing for 4,435 yards and 44 touchdowns. Since he has been so successful on the field, he has been able to sign some lucrative NIL deals.
The current expectation is that Stroud will be a top-five pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.