According to Inside the League, Cowboys Left Tackle Tyron Smith, who was co-represented by Athletes First & Lock Metz Malinovic, has left LMM and is now solely represented by Athletes First and agents Joe Panos, Brian Murphy, and David Dunn.
Smith had signed with LMM when entering the league in 2011, when agent Joe Panos was employed by the agency. In 2012, Panos left LMM for Athletes First and Smith opted to have representation from both agencies.
The 6’5″, 320-pound offensive tackle was a first round pick (9th overall) out of USC in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was widely considered one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the draft class and teams clearly thought so, as he was the first offensive lineman off the board. It was the first time the Cowboys drafted an offensive lineman in the first round since 1989 when Jerry Jones bought the team. In his seven year NFL career, he has started and played in 105 total games, playing in all 16 games four times.
The reason behind Smith’s decision to terminate LMM is unknown but it would seem to be non-contract after signing an 8-year, $97.6 million contract. However, Smith can opt out in 2020 before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2024.