On To The Next One: Sione Pouha
It’s an agent’s dream. Let another agent do all the babysitting and then sign a player right before he becomes a free agent and signs a new contract. Agents don’t get paid for babysitting; they get paid for being the agent of record when their clients sign new deals. Therefore, dream come true for Brian Mackler and James Ivler of Sportstars.
The gentlemen at Sportstars recently signed New York Jets nose tackle Sione Pouha. While Pouha and the Jets did not make the playoffs (thanks in part to my Miami Dolphins), Pouha can expect a nice pay raise going into next season. He was drafted by the Jets in 2005 and signed a three year extension in 2008. Therefore, he will be a free agent in March 2012. Whether he re-signs with the Jets remains to be seen. He had over 50 tackles, a forced fumble, and a safety in 2011.
Pouha was formerly represented by Kenneth F. Vierra Jr., a partner at law firm Lynch, Gilardi & Grummer, which is based in San Francisco, California.