The Name, Image and Likeness game is dramatically changing college football by the day. Is it changing the sport enough for someone like Caleb Williams to end up playing at a school like Eastern Michigan?
We may soon find out.
Former NFL quarterback and Eastern Michigan signal caller Charlie Batch made a bold proposition to Williams, who recently entered the transfer portal, on Twitter this week, offering him $1 million in a NIL deal from GameAbove Capital.
Batch is currently the Senior Vice President of Strategic Investments for Capstone Holdings, the parent company of GameAbove Capital.
You’ve got to respect Batch for shooting his shot here, but this still feels like an enormous longshot as Williams is the hottest commodity in the portal as the former No. 1 QB prospect in the Class of 2021.
Williams just finished leading Oklahoma to a 47-32 victory over Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl in what could be his final game as a Sooner. Williams started seven games for the Sooners in 2021 after usurping Spencer Rattler as the starter against Texas. Williams finished the year 136/211 (64.5%) for 1,912 yards and 21 scores to 4 INTs, adding 79 rushes for 442 yards and six scores on the ground.
OU still has a shot at retaining Williams, but it’s like the quarterback will take his time during the process.