While the transfer portal has dramatically reshaped the college football landscape, it might be worth it for some players to stay right where they are.
Nick Saban has certainly made a case for all of his players to never transfer out of his program after he revealed the ungodly total price of what his players have made in the NFL.
“Somebody gave me a stat that our players have made $1.7 billion playing in the NFL since 2007,” Saban said when discussing the portal, per Creg Stephenson of AL.com. “And all those guys didn’t play when they were freshmen. They didn’t all play when they were sophomores. They didn’t even all play when they were juniors, but they all developed.”
Forget the amount of National Titles he has, telling recruits how much money his former players make in the NFL could be the greatest recruiting pitch that Nick Saban will ever need.
The Crimson Tide have been an absolute powerhouse since Nick Saban took over the program prior to the 2007 season, and he’s sent a stunning amount of players to the NFL.
Alabama has had 106 players drafted by NFL teams during Saban’s tenure, 39 in the first round.
His former players have made $1.7 billion in the NFL over the past 15 years. That comes out to more than $100 million annually.