NFLPA Lowers Default Agent Fee To 1.5 Percent

In March, the National Football League Player’s Association (NFLPA) decided against decreasing the maximum amount (3 percent) an NFL agent can charge his or her clients on performance contracts. However, the NFLPA announced Monday they are dropping the standard fee from 3 percent to a default fee of 1.5 percent. The agent fee has been a…

Ryan Clady Discusses Russell Okung’s Self-Negotiated Contract

Left tackle Ryan Clady came to the New York Jets this offseason to replace D’Brickashaw Ferguson, one of the Jets’ most reliable players over the last decade. However, the Jets’ new offensive lineman did not leave the Denver Broncos without feeling some animosity towards his replacement, Russell Okung. After receiving the Broncos’ franchise tag in…

2016 NFL Draft Players/Agents & Analysis

Highlights CAA dominated the 2016 draft with 30 clients getting selected, the most of any agency. 7 of those drafted went in the first-round and 16 went in the first two rounds. SportStars had 21 players drafted, its second straight draft with 20 or more players getting selected. Athletes First had 12 clients selected including…

2015 NFL Draft Players/Agents & Analysis

Highlights SportStars had 20 clients drafted, the most of any agency. Three of those 20 were 1st rounders Relativity Sports had arguably the best draft of any agency. They had 17 clients selected with 6 going in the 1st round, including 3 of the first 7 and 5 of the top 20. Lagardere Unlimited had 11 players…

5 Of The NFL’s Strangest Controversies (In Recent Memory)

The National Football League may be one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, but it’s also one that happens to court some pretty consistent controversy, and every now and then, the controversies and scandals within the league can get downright barbaric and bizarre. As Draft Day and another NFL season loom…

Adrian Peterson’s Agent Gets In Verbal Altercation With Vikings VP

As reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Ben Dogra, Adrian Peterson’s agent, and Rob Brzezinski, Vikings VP of Football Operations, had a war of words last week in downtown Indianapolis. Sources near the situation confirmed that the verbal altercation took place in front of numerous outside parties.The two reportedly had to be separated by…

Ticket Sales And The Business Of The NFL

The following is a guest contribution by Zakari A. Kurtz, Esq. Zak received his undergraduate degree from Roanoke College and his J.D. from Michigan State University. Zak is licensed to practice law in New York. With only eight home games for each NFL team, tickets can be scarce and the laws of supply and demand can make…

Tom Brady: Many Contracts, One Team?

The following is a guest contribution from Benjamin Steinberg, an attorney practicing in the state of New York. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the NYU School of Law, where he was the Student Bar Association Social Chair and a member of both the Journal…

So Who’s Really Going To Win The Super Bowl?

Author Chris Lang is an Englishman living in Seattle who became a convert from British soccer and cricket to real football and baseball when he first went to watch the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners almost ten years ago. It’s that time of year again when we can make pretty well–informed opinions on who’s…

Mike Tannenbaum Remains An Agent Even With New Consulting Role

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…