Chipotle has officially signed its first college athletes to NIL deals

For college athletes in 2021, there's nothing better than signing your first NIL deal.


Well, actually there is: Signing an NIL deal with a company that you truly believe in. A company that you frequent, with a quality product that speaks to who you are and what you stand for.


For two college athletes they got that opportunity on Tuesday, when they officially signed deals with... Chipotle.


That's right, move aside, local car dealerships - there's a new sheriff in NIL town. And they make damn good burritos.


Here is the official release, as the two athletes chosen were two you might not be familiar with: UConn women's basketball player Azzi Fudd, and Georgia softball star Jaiden Fields.


Fudd was the No. 1 high school player in America last season, and a freshman with the Lady Huskies this year.


Fields might be an even bigger name however - not only as a star at Georgia, but thanks to her famous older brother. His name is Justin Fields. And you may have heard of him.

Outside of the tweet above, not a ton is known about the deal, although we did get this little snippet from a press release, via the Athens Banner-Herald:

“Chipotle will collaborate with Fudd and Fields throughout the year to promote its ‘Real Food For Real Athletes’ platform, which is focused on helping athletes of all levels perform their best through real food and real ingredients,” the company said in a news release.

Regardless, it's a pretty sweet deal for the two athletes - I mean, free Chipotle! - and not bad for the company either, as they get two pretty high-profile athletes.


Fields has over 20,000 followers on Instagram with a pretty prominent older brother, while Fudd plays for the top brand in all of women's college athletics. She herself has over 100,000 social media followers.


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