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Jaden Rashida seeks release from Florida after NIL deal if divorced


Jaden Rashada, a recruiting quarterback whose $13 million deal fell through, has asked to be released from his letter of intent to enroll at Florida.

That’s according to the AP, which is reporting the news after it was revealed last week that Rashada’s future with the Gators was now in doubt.

Rashada played high school football outside of San Francisco. He is rated a five-star recruit by 247 Sports. ESPN ranked him as the seventh best quarterback in the 2023 class.

On November 10, Gator Collective signed Rashada to a $13 million NIL deal. The team is managed by Eddie Rojas, a former Florida baseball player who once boasted, “I would venture to say the Gator Collective pays more guaranteed money than any team in the country. When I write a contract, I want to make sure we actually have the money in our account.”

However, for reasons that have not been clarified, Rojas wrote a letter in December. 7 seeking to terminate the agreement.

Jaden Rashada asked to be released from his letter of intent after the Florida boosters voided their $13 million NIL deal.
Jaden Rashada asked to be released from his letter of intent after the Florida boosters voided their $13 million NIL deal.
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This caused turmoil among Florida coach Billy Napier and his staff, who apparently did not know the specifics of what was going on. University coaches and administrators are not supposed to be directly involved in NIL proceedings.

Florida is in a tough spot with the quarterback room next season. Quarterback Anthony Richardson declared for the 2023 NFL Draft. Backup Jalen Kitna was arrested on child pornography charges in November.

Jaden Rashada is the seventh ranked QB in the 2023 class by ESPN.
Jaden Rashada is the seventh ranked QB in the 2023 class by ESPN.
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Quarterback Graham Mertz transferred from Wisconsin to Florida after struggling to live up to high expectations in three seasons for the Badgers after being brought in as a four-star recruit.