On To The Next One: Former Tennessee Titan Rishard Matthews
Former Tennessee Titan Rishard Matthews has recently experienced a significant amount of change. A part of that change is who represents the 28-year-old wide receiver as a NFLPA certified agent. Drafted in the seventh-round of the 2012 draft by the Miami Dolphins, Matthews has proven he can perform at a high-level. After joining the Titans in 2016, Matthews became a consistent contributor, surpassing over 700 yards in both seasons with the team. Coming into the 2018 season, it seemed as if Matthews would play a large role in the Titans’ offense.
However, the first few weeks of this season proved to be frustrating for Matthews. So frustrating that the veteran requested his release by the Titans, which was quickly granted. Matthews cited a lack of playing time and a “need to move on” as reasons for the request. As Matthews has hit the NFL market, he has hired renowned agent Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation who has negotiated over $1.1 billion.
Prior to hiring Rosenhaus, Matthews represented himself. A trend that has grown in recent years due to the structure of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. As Matthews seeks to find the best fit to continue his career, Rosenhaus provides the expertise and network to place the wide receiver in a position to succeed. If representing himself, Matthews would not have had the resources available to him at RSR, dampening his market potential. Rosenhaus’ current and past list of NFL clients serves as evidence of his notoriety as being one of the best in the industry.
With the hiring of Rosenhaus, Matthews intends to sign a deal with a new team quickly as the season progresses. The onslaught of injuries league-wide coupled with the need to improve on a weekly basis, hints that Matthews should expect to find a new home soon. Hopefully with a fresh start the wide receiver can return to old form.
You always want to make sure you know what team your favorite players are on. You would not want to make a sporting bet otherwise.