Agents are the people who work with the players to make sure they get the best possible deal for their next season, according to NFL football agent Mark Hagerty.
Hagerty, who was the general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles for three seasons, said agents can make a difference in players’ football futures by helping them negotiate the most lucrative contracts possible.
“A lot of times the player will say, ‘I’ve got to have a contract with the Eagles, and the best deal is $15 million a year,'” Hagery told CNN.
“But the agent will say ‘It’s not the best.
It’s the best, but it’s not guaranteed, and it’s going to get cut.
That’s great. “
“I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s good.
I don’t know how to tell the player.
It may be the best in the world, but you’ve got two choices: go with the best player, or you’ve gotta give up something.
If you’re a rookie, it’s a lot better than a veteran player.
“The NFLPA recently began a campaign to raise awareness for agents and to help raise the minimum wage in the league, which is currently $11.85 an hour.
It is expected to raise that to $15 an hour in the next year.
According to the NFLPA’s website, agents have been working in the game for over 100 years.”
They know the agent. “
A lot has changed.
They know the agent.
They’ve seen the money.
The best agents are people who are there to do the right thing for the best of their clientele, said Hagerry, who is the co-founder and president of HagerTY Sports.”
The agents that are here today, they’re still going to make the best money they can because they are the best agents.”
The best agents are people who are there to do the right thing for the best of their clientele, said Hagerry, who is the co-founder and president of HagerTY Sports.
Hagers main goal is to get his agents in front of their clients, he said.
“I try to help them with their business, because I don, you know, I’m not the big guy.
I’m just a small guy in the room.
But the biggest thing is I try to go above and beyond,” Hagers stated.
“I’m not a good coach.
I can’t coach them, I can tell you that.
I am the one who is going to talk to the player, get him to understand the situation, get them on board with what I’m doing.”
HagerTY said his agent approach has changed drastically since his time with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014.
“We’ve gotten a lot more into the business side of things, but I still keep a lot of the same principles,” he said, adding that he is now able to work with all of his agents.
“You go in with the knowledge that you’re not just making money, but really, what is the best opportunity for the player?
I think a lot has been changed.
But it’s still the same.”
Hagers agent is currently in the process of working with one of the biggest free agent classes in NFL history.
“It’s going really well.
The number one-rated player, DeMarco Murray, is here,” Hags agent told CNN in May.
“He’s been here for two years now, so it’s great for him, for his family.
I think he’s going into a really good situation.”
Murray is the biggest name in the draft class of 2019, and is currently considered the top pick.
“Murray’s a great player.
He’s going up, but he’s not going to be a first-round pick,” Haggs agent said.
Hags agents also are working with a wide variety of NFL players.
“Our agents are doing a lot to help the young guys get ready for the draft,” Hag said.
“[Cameron] Brate is a great athlete.
He can be a big-time player in the NFL.
They’re doing a great job.”
But Hager’s biggest client, defensive tackle Ezekiel Ansah, is still in the final stages of his NFL career.
“His agent is doing a fantastic job, but at the end of the day, he’s still going through a process,” Hagan said.
While Ansah is set to become a free agent in 2019, Hager says he is still very happy to help his client reach his goals.
“If he wants to be one of those players who are going to go on to be Super Bowl players, he can be one.
He just needs to take care of his body,” Hangerty said.