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Stanford coach David Shaw calls Alabama QB Bryce Young's seven-figure NIL deals a 'great way to recruit'

Stanford coach David Shaw, on Tuesday, said of Alabama quarterback Bryce Young's reported seven-figure name, image and likeness deals that it wasn't fair market value.

A player like Young who hasn't started a game making that much money, he said, "is not what this whole thing is supposed to be about."

"I don't believe that is true market value," Shaw said at Pac-12 media days. "I think that's Alabama value."

Young, a former five-star prospect from California, was Alabama's second-string quarterback as a freshman last year, playing sparingly in mostly mop-up duty. He's expected to be the starter this season.