Imagine a future where Michigan football doesn’t lose its top eligible players to the NFL draft.
One name, image and likeness collective is working to make that less of a pipe dream and more of a reality.
Valiant Management, founded by former Michigan football player Jared Wangler,
is one of the few NIL collectives supported by the athletic department.
It has been at the forefront of merchandising and thinking outside of the box.
which is aimed at raising enough money to make it lucrative for those pondering NFL careers to remain in Ann Arbor instead of chasing league money.
The Wolverines still have a formidable roster entering next season,
including underclassmen J.J. McCarthy, Donovan Edwards, Will Johnson,
Colston Loveland. But supplemented with the seasoned veterans, especially those targeted —
the team could have particularly solid footing in terms of winning a third straight Big Ten Championship and College Football Playoff berth.