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Back To The Futures Contracts

A lot of agents have been busy Tweeting about their clients signing “futures contracts.”  They are called futures contracts because they technically are premised on future performance, as the NFL season does not officially begin until March.  The only players who are eligible to sign this type of contract are those who were not on their teams’ active rosters at the conclusion of this past season.

It is common for futures contract signees to have finished the previous season on their respective team’s practice squad.  I am probably most interested to see what will happen to Myron Rolle, who recently signed a futures contract with the Tennessee Titans.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.