One would have thought that it would only be a matter of time before at least one of Gary Wichard’s clients at Pro Tect Management decided that they wanted to distance himself from the agency whose founder was suspended from acting as an NFLPA Contract Advisor for nine months. Technically, Wichard could still operate behind the scenes, having Pro Tect clients change their designated Contract Advisor to Jason Chinn, who is also a part of Pro Tect Management and is NFLPA certified. But you had to assume that rival agents would use the suspension as ammo against Pro Tect Management in the recruitment of its current and potential new clients.
Arrelious Benn, a former University of Illinois stand-out, and current wide-receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has defected from Pro Tect to the man whose arms are always wide open looking for more – Drew Rosenhaus. In his first year in the NFL, Benn amassed 395 yards receiving, which is 10 more yards than the league average. Expect him to be more productive in Tampa Bay’s offense next year.