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Budda Baker becomes Highest-Paid Safety In NFL History

Budda Baker becomes the highest-paid safety in the NFL after he inked a four-year extension worth $59 million with $33.1 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 2-time Pro Bowl selection was the Arizona Cardinals 2nd round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The former Washington Huskie will average $14.75 million per year. “It’s […]

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Football Is Back… For Now- A Breakdown Of The “COVID-19” Amendments To The 2020 CBA

Football is back, for the time being. The National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) have agreed to terms on amendments concerning COVID-19 to the current collective bargaining agreement. Both parties have embraced that COVID-19 is part of our current reality and these amendments aim to protect players and their respective […]

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Jets Sign First-Round Pick Mekhi Becton

The Jets signed the 2020 NFL Draft’s 11th overall pick Mekhi Becton to a four-year, $18.45M contract, including a $10.98M signing bonus. The contract is fully guaranteed, with a cap charge of $3.35M in 2020. Becton is a mammoth offensive tackle, weighing in at 6 ft., 7 in. and 364 lbs. He will likely protect […]

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Washington Rookie Chase Young Inks $34.36 Contract

Former Ohio State DE and Washington Football Team’s No. 2 overall draft pick signed his four-year contact work $34.56 million with a $22.697 million signing bonus. He will receive 100% of his signing bonus up front. During his time at Ohio State, Young won several awards including Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Chicago Tribune […]

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Why Are NFL Agents Not Switching To Team Jobs?

The New York Post has a new article titled, “Inside NFL’s reluctance to hire ex-agents to run teams,” and even gave us at Sports Agent Blog a shout out. The lengthy (for New York Post standards) article references a trend in professional sports organizations to hire sports agents to work in-house, but notes that such […]

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The Sports & Entertainment Group 2020 Draft Class

The Sports & Entertainment Group, PLLC led by Adisa Bakari, Jeff Whitney, and Edward Dent have been quite busy during this off season securing new contracts for their NFL veteran clients like Stefon Diggs heading to the Bills; George Fant to the Jets; and Eric Murray to the Texans. The trio also had a great […]

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2020 NFL Draft Rounds 1-7 Recap

BY JOSH GOLDBERG AND JASON MORRIN The 2020 NFL Draft was one to remember. A record number of fans tuned into their televisions and anxiously awaited their favorite teams’ selections. 255 young men fulfilled their life long dreams of being drafted (virtually) and celebrated while socially-distanced in their respective homes. The draft had 55 million […]

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Former NFL OL LeCharles Bentley Launches AMDG Sports

On Monday, April 27, former NFL offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley took to Twitter to announce the formation of his new agency AMDG Sports. According to its website, the agency is “the world’s first sports agency dedicated to the needs of offensive line athletes.” The agency’s mission is to “educate, empower and embolden the player to […]

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Athletes First Leads All Agencies With Eight First-Round Selections; CAA Second With Six

Thirty-two of the top prospects in the nation found their new homes last night when they were selected in the first-round of the NFL draft. Instead of shaking hands with Commissioner Roger Goodell and walking across a stage in Las Vegas, draftees were in the comfort of their homes with their closest family and friends […]

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Everett Sports Marketing Closes A Staggering 21 Marketing Deals Ahead of NFL Draft

Everett Sports Marketing boasts a talented 2020 NFL Draft class that includes Jonathan Taylor, Tee Higgins and D’Andre Swift. But, what’s more interesting is how the Greenville, South Carolina-based sports marketing firm apparently lives and breathes its slogan: “experts at partnering clients with their favorite brands.”  Ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, ESM has spearheaded […]