Steve Weatherford has done what few (if any) football players have accomplished before him; he has gone from one RSR to another. Weatherford had been represented by Ron S. Roche of RSR Sports Management, but very recently switched to Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation (which is often abbreviated “RSR”).
In 2007, Sports Agent Blog interviewed Steve Weatherford, who at the time was a 24 year-old punter for the New Orleans Saints. We asked Weatherford what factors he had considered when selecting an agent and ultimately picking Roche. He responded,
“I was very careful during the agent selection period to make sure that I found an agent that was as similar to me and my family as possible. Rob is a family oriented type of guy, and I felt he was truly concerned with my well being as a person as he was as an athlete.”
We also asked Weatherford what factors enticed him to choose a smaller agency or independent agent over a full-service agency. He said,
“My agent is an independent guy and that appeals to me because it is more one on one, he has about 15 to 20 clients and I feel like that gives me personal communication time and a closer relationship with him in comparison to a huge firm.”
It appears that Weatherford’s interests have changed. He has made the transition from small agency to mega firm by going from Roche to Rosenhaus. The former punter from the University of Illinois is currently playing for the New York Giants.