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Michael Thomas Signs Record-Breaking Contract Extension

New Orleans Saints All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas signed a five-year, $100 million dollar extension Wednesday morning. The contract has $61 million guaranteed. Thomas is now the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL and is the first offensive player in history, other than a quarterback, to sign a $100 million dollar deal. Thomas has more […]

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Athletes First Promotes Three Agents, Looks To Expand Into Other Sports

Athletes First continues to make headlines as they have promoted three agents in the football agency. Following a record draft year that saw 20 clients drafted, compared to nine in 2018, Athletes First hopes to build upon its success. David Mulugheta, who joined the agency in 2011, has been promoted to equity partner and has […]

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Sports Agent Blog’s 2019 NFL Draft Recap Rounds 1-7

Here are the final notes on the top agencies by number of clients drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft: Creative Artists Agency- 22 clients drafted this year compared to 25 in 2018. Six clients in the first round and 8 in the second round. Agent Tory Dandy had 7 clients taken in the first 3 […]

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By The Numbers: 2019 NFL Draft – First Round

With the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft in the books, here are some quick notes on how the top agents and agencies performed: Creative Artists Agency- six clients selected in the first round. Todd France had two EDGE rushers go in the top 16 while agent Tory Dandy had a client selected in […]

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Saints Superstar Michael Thomas Signs With Athletes First

New Orleans Saints wideout Michael Thomas is coming off a monster season. The 6’ 3”, 212-pound receiver hauled in a league-high 125 receptions, along with 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018. He also led the NFL with an impressive 82.9 percent catch rate and received first team All Pro honors. In the midst of […]

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Dwayne Haskins Signs with Athletes First

Heisman Trophy finalist, Dwayne Haskins has signed with David Mulugheta of Athletes First to represent him in the 2019 NFL Draft. After a breakout season, Haskins broke 27 total records in both the Ohio State and Big Ten Conference record books. He won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award as the best player in the […]

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Cornerstone Traits Of An Effective NFL Player Agent

Each July, hundreds of hopeful NFL player agents flock to the NFLPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, to sit for the NFL Agent Certification Exam. For those who pass, they have taken the first step to becoming a “certified contract advisor.” The next steps, however, are the most difficult part of one of the most competitive […]

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On To The Next One: Tyron Smith

According to Inside the League, Cowboys Left Tackle Tyron Smith, who was co-represented by Athletes First & Lock Metz Malinovic, has left LMM and is now solely represented by Athletes First and agents Joe Panos, Brian Murphy, and David Dunn. Smith had signed with LMM when entering the league in 2011, when agent Joe Panos […]

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2018 NFL Draft Player/Agency Breakdown

Here are the final notes on the top sports agencies by number of clients drafted: Creative Artists Agency: 25 clients drafted this year, compared to 23 in 2017. 23 clients went in the first 3 rounds, including a record breaking 11 first-round selections. Agent Jimmy Sexton represents/co-represents 16 of the 25 CAA clients drafted and […]

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Richie Incognito Fires Agency…On Twitter…Again

Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito is one of the league’s most colorful personalities. While he has had his fair share of off-the-field issues (Miami Dolphins bullying incident), he has been a solid contributor on the offensive line, helping the Bills reach the playoffs for the first time in over a decade last season. His […]