After working for CAA since 2015, NFL agent Brian Ayrault has teamed up with WME Sports to lead its football division. Brian has been in the business for over 16 years representing NFL’s top players, coaches and executives. His clientele includes 20 first-round draft picks and 7 players drafted in the top 10 picks.
Since March 2020, Ayrault has negotiated more than $350 million for his clients. Among these deals include Joey Bosa’s record breaking 5-year, $135 million contract that included $78 million fully guaranteed at signing and $102 million guaranteed. The 2020 NFL 1st round pick, Joe Burrow is a client of Ayrault as well. Burrow signed a 4-year, $36.2 million guaranteed contract with the Bengals.
“Brian is a tenacious advocate for his clients, and his passion for football is second to none,” said Jordan Bazant, Co-Head of WME Sports. “We’re excited about the work ethic, expertise, network and attention to detail that he’ll bring to WME Sports, and we look forward to all that’s ahead.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining WME Sports,” said Ayrault. “You simply cannot find a company that is better equipped to maximize their football clients’ careers, both on and off the football field. I have seen it firsthand with Joe Burrow this year, and I know that we will be a best-in-class representation option for the top football players in the world.”
Prior to his career with CAA, Ayrault was a NFL agent at Five Star Athlete Management Group where he represented a clientele that included Aaron Donald. Before his stints with CAA and Five Star, Ayrault spent 6 years running the Ayrault Sports Agency, which was a partnership with current Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula.