Arch Manning got a huge NIL payout for EA College Football 25 promotion

Arch Manning is also in attendance.

After initially announcing that he would not participate in EA Sports’ upcoming video game College Football 25, Manning made a shocking change of heart on Tuesday, July 9.

The American football world was shocked when the backup quarterback of the Texas Longhorns sent the following video to X.

As it turns out, having Manning’s name pays off. According to Pete Nakos of On3, Manning was paid between $50,000 and $60,000 by EA Sports to promote the upcoming video game. This was on top of the standard payout for athletes who put their likeness in the game, which was a carbon copy of the video game, along with $600.

The decision is exciting for American football fans who want to play as Manning in the game. However, the nephew of Eli and Peyton Manning will still be the backup behind real-life Quinn Ewers for the 2024 season. While he has shown no interest in transferring in real life, gamers will try to lure him to their respective programs in the game’s dynasty mode.

Manning came to college football with sky-high expectations. In addition to being part of the iconic Manning family, he was also the No. 1 player in the country for the 2023 recruiting class. His offers included top programs like the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs, along with his uncles’ alma maters in the Ole Miss Rebels and Tennessee Volunteers.

EA College Football 25 will be released on July 19. Fans who pre-ordered the deluxe version of the game will be able to play the game three days early.