College football has numerous rising star footballers, and Shedeur Sanders is one of them. The star quarterback has been impressive while playing for the Colorado Buffaloes. Due to his exceptional performance on-field, Sanders is earning a huge sum even before his NFL debut. Moreover, the NCAA’s introduction of NIL deals plays a huge role in it.
In 2021, the NCAA allowed college athletes to earn through their name and image. Ever since then, players, including Shedeur Sanders, have been earning millions. His stellar gameplay has already made him a great prospect for the NFL. However, along with the game, Sanders is rocking the NIL deals as well.
As per reports, the son of Deion Sanders has the highest NIL deals presently in football. According to On3’s list, Shedeur Sanders holds an NIL valuation of a massive $5.1 million. One of the most popular deals for the quarterback is with Tom Brady’s BRADY brand worth $1.2 million. He also signed a deal with headphones brand Beats by Dre last year. Along with that, Sanders signed a lucrative deal with Mercedes Benz.
With his recent NIL valuation, the Buffaloes star has left behind players like Arch Manning and Caleb Williams. While Manning has an NIL valuation of $2.9 million, Heisman Trophy winner Williams has that of $2.6 million. On no. 04 is yet another Colorado star Travis Hunter with an NIL valuation of $2.2 million. However, it’s NBA star Bronny James who’s on top with $6.1 million NIL valuable overall. This means that Sanders in $1 million behind James in NIL valuation.
With his amazing NIL deals, Shedeur Sanders holds a huge net worth of around $3 million. The star player has already been creating a huge name for himself in college. When he makes it to the NFL draft, teams must be fighting to bag him.
Shedeur Sanders has been exceptional in college
Shedeur Sanders has been passionate about football just like his father Deion Sanders. After attending the Trinity Christian School in Texas, he joined Jackson State in 2021. In his first game for the team, he completed 29 out of 33 passes and got 5 TDs for 323 yards. During his Sophomore year, the star player got 40 TDs and 6 interceptions for 3,732 yards.
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The son of the former Baltimore Ravens star completed 70.6% of his passes. This further led him to become SWAC Offensive Player of the Year. Shedeur Sanders won the Deacon Jones Trophy as well last year. After that, he moved to Colorado and joined the Buffaloes. In his debut game, Sanders led his team to a 45-42 win against TCU with 4 TDs for 510 yards.
With the Buffaloes, the son of the Dallas Cowboys star has played 3 games and has won all of them. The 21-year-old has passed for 1,251 yards with 10 touchdowns and 1 interception. Shedeur Sanders undoubtedly is an exceptional player and has been impressive throughout his career. Now, he must be looking forward to winning more games for the Buffaloes and becoming a great NFL prospect.