Last Friday, I came across an article titled, Ed Reed Is a Terrible Sports Agent. Who knew that Reed could be his own agent (hint: the principal/agent relationship doesn’t work that way)? Then again, who knows where Reed is getting his advice from these days? According to InsideTheLeague.com, Reed is conducting interviews with several agents. In the meantime, his actions are being scrutinized by many and even leading people to think he is a “terrible sports agent.”
Reed is going into the last season on his current contract, and no one should question his interest in wanting more years and money from the Baltimore Ravens. What people seem to have a problem with is the way he is going about suggesting that he deserves a big pay day, including staying away from mandatory mini camp and suggesting that he may not be appearing at training camp. For instance, here are some of Reed’s recent Tweets that have caught the attention of his followers:
Reed was formerly represented by Greg Genske, who is now a part of The Legacy Agency. The company represents some popular NFL players with regards to their marketing, but does not appear to have any involvement in the negotiating of their team contracts.