After transferring to the Washington Huskies from the Indiana Hoosiers over the offseason, Michael Penix Jr. is a darkhorse Heisman Trophy contender after throwing for over 300 yards in each of his first three games of the season. And now he’s got a hilarious new shirt for sale to help build the hype.
🚨 BREAKING: Simply Seattle x Michael Penix
We're PUMPED to announce our NIL partnership with the Huskies' QB on the OFFICIAL Big Penix Energy t-shirt.
— simplyseattle (@simplyseattle) September 22, 2022
The shirt comes after former Baylor Bears Heisman Trophy winner and longtime NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III used the phrase during the broadcast of Washington’s blowout win over the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday.
Naturally, the college football world had plenty to say about the incredible and hilarious shirts, with many taking to Twitter to share their reactions.
Michael Penix is receiving a 50/50 profit share on each of these $25 t-shirts.
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) September 22, 2022
— Laine Higgins (@lainehiggins17) September 23, 2022
That … is certainly a shirt https://t.co/1hrjnVsqqI
— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) September 22, 2022
— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) September 22, 2022
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 22, 2022
— De UW Dawg Pound (@UWonSBN) September 22, 2022
The attention Penix has earned the past few weeks has been well deserved. In just three games, he’s thrown for 1,079 yards and 10 touchdowns, and just one interception while completing 66 percent of his passes.
Penix isn’t the only player to cash in with a hilariously fitting NIL deal. Texas Longhorns running back Bijan Robinson’s new mustard brand called “Bijan Mustardson” while several offensive linemen were given Hooters endorsement deals, including a player literally named “Wing.”