Contract Negotiation NFL Players Sports Agents

Should Ndamukong Suh’s Agent Win Sports Agent Of The Year?

This past NFL offseason, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh signed a 6-year, $114.375 million contract with the Miami Dolphins. A total of roughly $60 million of that amount is guaranteed to reach Suh’s bank account. What he does with that money thereafter is up to him and his financial planners.

Suh’s agent is Jimmy Sexton of Creative Artists Agency.  He signed with Sexton in March 2014 after firing agent Roosevelt Barnes of Relativity Sports.  Sexton is partially to thank for Suh’s surreal deal with the Dolphins.

Why does Abigail (above) think that Suh’s agent should win sports agent of the year?  Probably because Suh has barely been noticed as part of a Dolphins defensive line that, going into the season, was supposed to be one of if not the best in the NFL.

Through four games with the Dolphins, Suh has zero sacks.  Today, he had one tackle for loss.  Chris Ivory of the New York Jets ran all over the Dolphins.

Suh’s signing bonus this season?  $25 million.

The Dolphins record thus far this season?  1-3.

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.

2 replies on “Should Ndamukong Suh’s Agent Win Sports Agent Of The Year?”

Comments are closed.