Aug
11

Mike Tannenbaum Remains An Agent Even With New Consulting Role

New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum (left) and head coach Rex Ryan before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum (left). Photo Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Jets General Manager, Mike Tannenbaum, joined sports agency Priority Sports as the head of its Coaches, Front Office and Broadcasters Division last summer.  In that role, he recently negotiated Steve Kerr’s new salary with the Golden State Warriors.

As of last Friday, Tannenbaum will now try to balance two competing responsibilities, with some arguing that there may be conflict of interest between a position on the agency side and now, on the team side.

Tannenbaum will serve as a consultant with the Miami Dolphins, according to NBC’s ProFootballTalk.  He’ll concentrate his efforts around innovation, analytics and sports science.

“As an organization, we are committed to innovation and technology and we feel the creation of our analytics department and the development of our sports sciences program will help our personnel, coaching staff and players reach their full potential,” said Dennis Hickey, current Dolphins General Manager.