Most players make between $10,000 and $25,000 and hold other jobs.
I don't think that's enough of a draw to drive any decision. I guess there are potential endorsement contracts, too.
Of course I also don't know if he has a long term future in football. If he came back to play football his senior year it would probably be as a walkon so he would have to pay his own way. So unless it was to get a graduate degree, that would seem unlikely. If he truly had NFL potential in football, you would think Kelly would have already approached him.
I always thought Anders Lee might have been the best QB on campus and he was playing hockey - but at least he had a league to go to that pays $$$$