I knew that with Gary Wichard’s passing, Pro Tect Management would see many of its clients leave for new representation. On March 22, 2011, I reported that Calais Campbell of the Arizona Cardinals switched from Pro Tect to Creative Artists Agency (CAA). A month later and another Pro Tect client has made his way to CAA. Antonio Cromartie, most recently of the New York Jets, is now a client of Tom Condon and Ben Dogra at CAA.
Cromartie is coming off what was probably his best professional year since racking up 10 interceptions in 2007. He was a pass deflecting machine, deflecting a total of 17 attempted passes in 2010. Only 43.9% of the passes thrown in Cromartie’s direction were completions. Once/If a new collective bargaining agreement is signed, CAA has to expect a nice pay day for defensive back who will become a free agent.
Will more Pro Tect players leave the agency, and will those players pick CAA as their destination? We know of one who recently picked a different agency. Come back at 10 a.m. EST to find out more.