Analyst: Former Auburn QB deserves $1.5 million NIL more than Deion Sanders’ son

FishDuck's Charles Fischer believes former Auburn football QB Bo Nix deserves a $1.5 million NIL evaluation over Deion Sanders' son Shedeur Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
FishDuck's Charles Fischer believes former Auburn football QB Bo Nix deserves a $1.5 million NIL evaluation over Deion Sanders' son Shedeur Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Bo Nix is the quarterback that got away for many Auburn football fans, and local businesses around the Plains and across the state of Alabama could feel the same way given his $1.5 million NIL evaluation. Per EmpireStakes.com, Nix is tied with UNC’s Drake Maye and Jackson State-turned-Colorado QB Shedeur Sanders at No. 7 on the list at that figure.

FishDuck’s Charles Fischer doesn’t believe Sanders has done enough to warrant being the third-highest-paid quarterback in college football behind Texas’ Arch Manning and reigning Heisman winner Caleb Williams out of USC.

“So Coach Sander’s son has not played a down in D-1 football, and he is valued the same as Bo Nix? That is crazy until I remember that this is not about performance, as much as it is social media presence,” Fischer prefaced before saying, “I am sure that Neon-Deion has Shedeur Sanders rocking in his online presence. While I know life it not fair, but it sure seems that Bo deserves his a whole-lot more!”

Auburn football could be in a better spot than Bo Nix and Oregon in 2023

The 2022 season was depressing for Auburn football fans, who saw the Tigers’ quarterback position, manned by TJ Finley and Robby Ashford, struggle to find any consistency under center as Nix had a career year in Oregon. Reports came out that Nix was no longer enjoying the sport — yes, he was no longer having fun you can say — and was miserable playing under Bryan Harsin during the 2021 season, which was the nail in the coffin for the Boise native’s time on the Plains.

Things could switch up in 2023, though, with Nix struggling to recapture his 2022 magic and AU making a run to the top of the college football world. Kenny Dillingham’s departure to Arizona State could be more damning for the Ducks offense than most realize, and Hugh Freeze’s transfer portal addition, Payton Thorne, could be the experienced signal-caller needed to stabilize the offense.

Things could finally be looking up for Auburn for the first time since Nix had the team at 6-2 and in the top 15 during the 2021 season.