College football is filled with many stars, including several highly-touted incoming freshmen.
None of the freshmen come more highly-regarded than Arch Manning, nephew of NFL legends Peyton and Eli Manning.
Due to the success of his family members, Manning’s career has been analyzed under a microscope from a young age.
Manning will be a freshman at the University of Texas in 2023, and he is already being recruited for NIL sponsorships.
In a recent article by Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, he highlights a recent conversation with Manning’s grandpa.
“You can take money when you become a player and you start,” Manning’s grandpa said.
Head coach Steve Sarkisian says Arch Manning hasn’t taken any NIL money to play QB at Texas.
“It’s not about NIL. He’s taken zero money.” pic.twitter.com/9Jd0BXF449
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) April 26, 2023
Despite Manning’s background and family history, Quinn Ewers will remain Texas’ starter.
Ewers took the world by storm last season, putting together a remarkable freshman campaign before falling to injury.
Texas was on top of the college football world, only to fall a few pegs after Ewers’ injury.
Manning will need to earn his role on the team, whether that’s taking the job away from Ewers, or if it’s sitting for a few years, waiting for an opportunity.
Regardless, it appears that his family will not let him be impacted by money, at least, while he remains a backup.
It is only a matter of time before Manning gets his shot as the starter.
Until it happens, Manning will continue to hone his game, as a more athletic and stronger build than his two uncles.
How high will Manning’s ceiling get, knowing his family history and his measurables?
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