The parking lot at the ‘shoe is gonna be a lot flashier this year. Quarterback CJ Stroud will be driving a Bentley Bentayga, which is about $150,000 SUV. This isn’t a pic of the exact car, but I’d expect a similar Scarlett & Grey.
According to Saturday Tradition, “Stroud has entered into a NIL deal with Sarchione Auto Gallery, a car dealership in Canton. CJ Stroud is set to drive a Bentley Bentayga, a luxury SUV that is valued at $150,000, as a part of the partnership. In return, Stroud will promote the dealership on social media and with public appearances at the gallery. Kaufman also reported Stroud is set to make a scheduled appearance at the gallery Wednesday afternoon.” So, a few Insta post and a couple of drop-ins. Not a bad gig.
Stroud is a likely Heisman contender and potential top-10 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. He probably could have got his own helicopter if he held out for more. Coach Ryan Day made it very clear to OSU boosters that they would need to step up. He even put a number on it.
Ryan Day is the first major coach to openly speak about the going rate for elite talent.— jbook™ (@jbook37) June 2, 2022
Per Ryan Day:
Top Tier QB's require $2M in NIL
Elite Edge Rusher require $1M
Top Offensive Tackles require $1M
Day said if you're not in the game when the players ask you're done.
Gone are the days of luring recruits with strippers and drugs (Colorado shout out!). It’s waaaaay more expensive now. I’d expect as the season gets closer we’re going to see so so much more of this.