The NFL recently released its annual list of the top 100 players in the game today, ranked by their peers. Here is a breakdown of which agencies represent the NFL’s best.
Twenty-six different agents or agencies had one player crack the list, while fourteen agencies had two or more clients represented (forty agents and agencies total). Only seven players on the list are not represented by an agent, including the top player on the list: Lamar Jackson, who is represented by his mother.
CAA was the most well-represented agency, accounting for almost a quarter of the list with twenty-four clients. Most notably, two top-10 appearances by Aaron Donald (3), and Derrick Henry (10), as well as two others just outside the top-10 in Julio Jones (11) and Drew Brees (12), and two more making the top-25 in Nick Bosa (17) and T.J. Watt (25).
Following CAA with thirteen players on the list is Athlete’s First (A1). A1 had a top-five client in Michael Thomas (5), and two clients break into the top-20 this year with Aaron Rodgers (16) and Deshaun Watson (20).
Two agencies tied for third most represented: SPORTFIVE (formerly Lagardere Sports), and Wasserman, each with five clients making in the top 100. SPORTFIVE, led by agent Joel Segal, also had two clients in the top-20 with Christian McCaffrey (6) and Khalil Mack (19). Wasserman had two clients in the top half of the list with Cameron Jordan (23) and Amari Cooper (49).
Rosenhaus Sports (RSR), the only other agency with more than two players on the list (four total), also had two players rank in the top half: Tyreek Hill (22), and Shaquil Barrett (32).
Rounding out the top-10 are: Russell Wilson (2) represented by agent Mark Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes (4) represented by Steinberg Sports (SSE) (also represents Aaron Jones, 33rd), George Kittle (7) represented by Jack Bechta of JB Sports, and finally, Stephon Gilmore (9) represented by Jason Chayut of SportsStars.
The remaining agencies with two of their clients making the list are: BC Sports, Elite Athlete Management, Klutch Sports, Roc Nation, SSG, Universal, Vanguard, and Yee & Dubin.
Finally, the remaining agents and agencies with one player making the cut: Agency1, Alliance, Bill Johnson, Caric, Clarity, Day 1, EAS, Element, First Round Management, IHC, Katz Brothers, LAA Sports, Octagon, Priority, Rep 1, Schwartz, SEG, SIG, Sun West Sports, Vantage, VaynerSports, VIP Sports, and Young Money.