Jan 30, 2024 - News

New Axios documentary to feature former ASU quarterback Jayden Daniels

A Sun Devil football player during a game.

Jayden Daniels while playing for ASU in 2021. Photo: Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Axios is coproducing a documentary series exploring the complicated and expensive new world of name, image and likeness (NIL) deals in college sports.

  • "The Money Game" will feature several Louisiana State University athletes, including former ASU quarterback Jayden Daniels.

Driving the news: Prime Video announced last week it had greenlit the series, which will provide viewers with "an exclusive, all-access pass to the 2023-24 athletic season inside LSU Athletics."

The intrigue: Daniels benefited from new NCAA transfer rules that allowed him to ditch the Sun Devils and transfer to LSU for the remainder of his college career.

  • He won the 2023 Heisman Trophy and took advantage of significant NIL deals, which are much more lucrative at LSU than ASU. On3 estimates Daniels' NIL value at over $2 million.

Zoom out: The show will also profile gymnast Olivia Dunne, 2023 Women's Basketball Final Four Most Outstanding Player Angel Reese and SEC Women's Basketball Freshman of the Year Flau'jae Johnson.

Of note: Prime Video did not say when the series would start streaming or how many episodes it would include. But we'll keep you posted when we know more!


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