Former LSU Teammates Malik Nabers, Jayden Daniels Have $10k Bet on NFL Rookie Seasons

Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers stands on the red carpet ahead of the 2024 NFL draft.
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers stands on the red carpet ahead of the 2024 NFL draft. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Shortly after former LSU teammates Jayden Daniels and Malik Nabers were drafted in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft, the quarterback and wide receiver made a bet with each other about who would win Offensive Rookie of the Year.

The rookie New York Giants receiver appeared on The Pivot Podcast and disclosed the information regarding the bet. Whoever doesn't win the OROY, meaning they think one of the two of them will win the award, has to pay the winner $10,000.

“We got a bet going for rookie of the year—Whoever lose gotta pay I think it’s $10,000 cash,” Nabers said.

The rookie Washington Commanders quarterback apparently didn't want this information to be public, he said on the All Facts No Brakes with Keyshawn Johnson podcast.

“Man, he wasn’t supposed to tell nobody," Daniels said. "It’s supposed to be — we got a little something going on.”

Daniels then confirmed to Johnson that the loser will have to pay $10,000, and that it was Nabers idea for the amount.

This all went down before the NFL rookies undergo the league's gambling policy course, which begins on Thursday. Based on the circumstances of the bet, it's possible Nabers and Daniels won't be able to follow through with it. The NFL hasn't confirmed yet whether or not this bet would be against the gambling policy.


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