Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers is making the most of winning the starting job at one of the biggest college football programs in the country. His latest NIL deal, which he announced with a hype video on Twitter, is with the sports trading card and collectibles company Panini America.
Ewers, once the top quarterback prospect in the country, is one of the top NIL earners in college football, bringing in over $1 million in deals during his time in Austin. Now, he’s inked an exclusive “Texas-sized partnership” with Panini to be featured on and autograph football cards.
Interestingly, while the Panini deal and NIL pacts with brands like Sonic, Wrangler, and Fortnite have made Ewers one of the highest-earning college athletes in the country, he’s not the biggest NIL star on his own team.
That honor goes to his backup QB, Arch Manning. The son of Cooper, grandson of Archie, and nephew of Eli and Peyton Manning, is the third-highest earning athlete in the country (behind USC basketball incoming freshman Bronny James and LSU gymnast Livvy Dunne), pulling in an estimated $2.8 million in NIL money.
As for Ewers, he needs to pull in as many NIL deals as possible while he can, as this is likely his last season as the QB of the Longhorns. The sophomore — who originally enrolled at Ohio State before transferring to Texas — has Manning and another highly-rate prospect, Maalik Murphy, nipping at his heels.
Ewers threw for 2,177 yards last season with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions.