With the NCAA ruling in favor of a player compensation model, here are the five past and present Iowa football players who would be the most marketable.
Unless you were living under a rock the past week, you probably heard the news that the NCAA is going to explore creating a player compensation model with the hopes of having the guidelines in place by 2021. While that certainly doesn’t help any of the past Iowa football players or even most of the current ones, it’s certainly a step in the right direction for the football team and for the rest of the University of Iowa’s athletic program.
It does raise some concerns and create new challenges that Athletic Director Gary Barta is already concerned with, but at the end of the day, it’s good for the players because they should be able to make money off their own likeness. I mean, after all, the universities do.
That got us thinking though.
Which past Iowa football players would have been able to take complete advantage of these new rules and guidelines to make a bit of cash off of their talent and exposure?
There are quite a few to be fair, but for the sake of this article, we decided to limit it to just five guys from the Kirk Ferentz era.