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Super-Agent Todd France Joins Athletes First

Athletes First has hired NFL super-agent Todd France to join their team as well as France’s long-time colleagues Jennifer Thatcher and Julie Voelker, all of whom will open Athletes First Atlanta based office. Todd France, recognized by Forbes Magazine as the most powerful agent in football, made headlines late this summer for mutually parting ways […]

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Penei Sewell Signs With Athletes First

After opting out of the 2020-21 college football season and declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft, former University of Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell has signed with Athletes First for representation. Joe Panos, Justin “Scoop” Schulman, and David Dunn are the lead agents for Sewell, according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal.  Brian […]

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Deshaun Watson and Texans Agree to 4-year, $160M Extension

The Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson have agreed to a 4-year, $160 million contract extension, his agent David Mulugheta of Athlete’s First confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  The total deal value is $177.54 million, with $111million in guarantees. Watson will earn $39 million per year in base salary over the next four years and be […]

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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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Colorado State Wide Receiver Warren Jackson Signs With Athletes First

As announced by Neil Stratton of Inside the League, former Colorado State wide received Warren Jackson has signed with Athletes First for representation. Jackson’s plan to leave Colorado State and begin preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft came on the heels of the Mountain West Conference’s decision to suspend falls sports. Jackson said “me and […]

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Athletes First Brings On Eric Schaffer In Executive Role

Athletes First recently announced the hiring of former Washington Football Team Senior VP of Football Operations and General Counsel Eric Schaffer, in a role that focuses on their coaching and front office division. In a press release from the agency, Co-Founder and CEO David Dunn was quoted saying “Athletes First’s certified agents have tremendous respect […]

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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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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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Athletes First Signs Historic 2020 NFL Draft Class

According to an article in Sports Business Daily by Liz Mullen, Athletes First has signed a historic draft class for the 2020 NFL Draft. In their largest draft class ever, Athletes First have 10 projected first-round picks. This draft class includes Isaiah Simmons, Jordan Love and Justin Herbert. “It is our biggest and best class […]

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Brandon Brooks Signs $56.2 Million Dollar Extension, Becomes Highest Paid Guard

Philadelphia Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks signed a four year, $56.2 million dollar extension with $30 million guaranteed. At $14.05 million a year, Brooks is now the highest paid guard in the NFL, surpassing Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin ($14 million a year). Brooks is represented by Joe Panos of Athletes First. Brooks tore his […]