Name, Image and Likeness has changed the game of college football over the past two years. With some players making over seven figures to play collegiate football, it makes the decision to go pro or not a bit tougher.
Former Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III had some interesting remarks about star running back Bijan Robinson’s looming decision after the Longhorns’ win over Baylor.
“Pre-NIL, Bijan should leave. As a running back, you don’t want to keep getting all that pounding on your body before you go to the NFL. If I’m Bijan, I’m saying, ‘Texas make me an offer so I have to come back. Give me $6-7 million in NIL money and NIL opportunities, so I don’t have to go pro and these fans can get another year of Bijan Robinson.’ Because he’s worth it.”
Robinson has been incredible as Texas’ offensive catalyst this season. The Heisman candidate totaled 1,580 rushing yards with 18 touchdowns while adding another 314 yards and two scores through the air.
NFL scouts see Robinson as a first-round draft prospect if he turns pro. Texas would likely have to match the number an NFL contract would pay him to get him back.