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OSU’s C.J. Stroud Swaps His NIL Bentley For A Mercedes

  • Stroud characterized the change as a “game-day decision.”
  • The 2021 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year is permitted to swap his vehicle out every 45 days.
The Repository-Scott Heckel

Being the starting quarterback for a top college football program has its perks — and they’re getting sweeter every day.

As part of his NIL deal with local car dealership Sarchione Auto Gallery, Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud will be driving a Mercedes G Wagon valued at $200,000.

This comes just one day after a report that Stroud would drive a $150,000 Bentley Bentayga. He characterized the change as a “game-day decision.”

It may not be his last change in wheels: As part of the agreement, Stroud is permitted to swap out his vehicle every 45 days.

In his first season as the Buckeyes’ starter in 2021, the 20-year-old ranked first in the Big Ten in completion percentage (71.9), passing yards (4,435), and passing touchdowns (44) on his way to Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors.

He’s not the only high-profile QB in a nice set of wheels: Quinn Ewers — who transferred to Texas from Ohio State in December — is reportedly driving an Aston Martin this season.

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