When Gary Wichard received a nine month suspension from acting as an NFLPA Contract Advisor based on impermissible communication, I stated that the suspension does not really do anything other than give rival agents ammo against Wichard when recruiting potential new clients. I figured that most of his clients would remain with his company, Pro Tect Management, officially being represented by Jason Chinn, who is also NFLPA Certified. It seems as though most clients have decided to stick with the company that has http://www.nothinbutfreaks.com/ as its URL. However, recently a couple of players have been leaving Wichard and Co. for “The Shark.”
First, Tampa Bay wide receiver Arrelious Benn left Pro Tect for Drew Rosenhaus. And now, Green Bay Packers running back Brandon Jackson has switched to Rosenhaus Sports Representation. This is the second former Wichard client that has slipped through the cracks to Rosenhaus’ open arms. Normally, NFLPA Contract Advisors cringe whenever they read about Rosenhaus picking up new clients, but knowing how many agents reacted to Wichard’s former actions, I doubt there are a lot of contract advisors who feel remorse based on his loss of a couple of clients.