Caleb Williams Apr 23, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams (13) reacts during the spring game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Caleb Williams is unsure about the new EA Sports College Football title and the benefits that come with it. The USC Trojans quarterback expressed some hesitation over the estimated payouts for the upcoming title, set for next year, that’s been anticipated for a decade.

The reported payout of $500 might work for some, but Williams told Yahoo! Sports’ Ross Dellenger that he’s unsure whether it will for everybody.

USC’s reigning Heisman Trophy winner had this to say:

“Thing about life is, you have to adjust to anything. Businesses and brands and things like that have to adjust to the new brand of college. I’d love to have the game back, but it’s the new day and age and everybody knows what the new day and age in college is,” said Williams, referencing the burgeoning NIL industry in which he’s thrived.

“It’s like if you go to school and you are a straight-A student and there’s another kid whose strong suit isn’t school and he gets B’s or B-minuses. How fair would it be if you get the same grade as him? That never works in school and it doesn’t make sense. That’s how I look at that game with the situation with the $500.”

What Williams has to say isn’t necessarily wrong. It’s quite fine to have the perspective that he does, especially as someone in Williams’ standing. Caleb is among the elites in college football. Not even including the Heisman, Williams has been one of the best quarterbacks in the nation throughout his career. That’s expected to continue in 2023 as he prepares to head to the NFL next year. USC figures to be one of the best teams in the nation in their final year in the Pac-12 Conference.

That being said, as many would go on to point out, the game has succeeded in the past without licensed players. You don’t wanna say players don’t deserve or haven’t earned the money. But the math around the payouts would be why they’re so low.

It was a hot topic of discussion Thursday as many commented on the news.

[Yahoo! Sports]

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