Arch Manning, the freshman quarterback for Texas, has reportedly earned over $3.2 million in NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) deals during his first season with the Longhorns, according to producer Chris Law. This figure has raised eyebrows, surpassing the 2023 salary of San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Brock Purdy, who is earning $870,000 in his second NFL season.
Addressing the speculation, Manning told reporters that he is not directly involved in his NIL arrangements and suggested that inquiries be directed to his father for more information. He expressed skepticism about the claim that he is making significantly more than Purdy, stating, “I have no idea. I don’t think I’m making however much more than Brock Purdy. Someone sent me that the other day.”
The assertion that Manning’s NIL earnings exceed Purdy’s official NFL salary has been met with skepticism, considering the significant financial disparity between rookie NFL contracts and established quarterback salaries. While Manning’s high-profile status and potential as a top draft pick could lead to lucrative endorsement deals, the comparison with Purdy’s NFL salary may not be entirely accurate.
Manning, part of the esteemed Manning family legacy, is seen as a promising quarterback prospect with substantial NIL value. On3 estimated his NIL valuation at $2.8 million, making him one of the most valuable college football players in this regard.
Despite the uncertainties surrounding NIL figures and comparisons to NFL salaries, Manning’s prominence and family legacy suggest that he will continue to attract significant financial opportunities as he progresses through his college career and potentially enters the NFL.
Despite swirling rumors about Arch Manning considering a transfer portal entry, he unequivocally addressed the speculation and set the record straight.
For now, Manning serves as the backup to Quinn Ewers as Texas faces Washington in the College Football Playoff semifinal.