Florida QB opts into EA College Football Video Game NIL usage

On Saturday, Florida quarterback Graham Mertz confirmed he would appear in the upcoming EA College Football 25 video game, which is among the most-anticipated sports titles of all time.

Mertz and the EA Sports college account posted in collaboration on Instagram confirming the partnership. EA Sports announced that more than 11,000 college football players would have a chance to earn money — roughly $600 — in exchange for NIL rights.

“Players would be in the game as long as they are on a roster, whether they transfer or not, and will be compensated on a yearly basis based on those factors. Players also could opt out of the game when future editions of the game are released if they so choose.

Aside from players, ESPN’s top broadcast team of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit have confirmed they will appear in the game. Herbstreit was the main analyst for the original series, which was discontinued in 2013.

Other ESPN personalities, such as Kevin Connors, Rece Davis, Desmond Howard, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack have confirmed they will appear in the game, too.

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