Team execs utilizing skills from past careers
A few former agents have given up negotiating on behalf of players and are now making deals as front office personnel.
Having worked the other side of the street for nearly two dozen years, Atlanta Falcons executive vice president Ray Anderson acknowledged, helped pave the road for his speedy success in NFL management.
Anderson is one of at least four one-time player agents now working in NFL front offices. While the career path has been a bit unusual for Anderson, Tampa Bay general manager Bruce Allen, Green Bay VP of player finance Andrew Brandt and Patriots chief administrative counsel Jack Mula, the ...
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Evolution of sports agents
Sports agents have gradually emerged from being background figures to prominent characters. This week, ESPN.com will take a look at the impact of agents on the sports world.
Monday: Starting out
• Forde: Colleges keep eyes on runner, agents
• Grant: Representing low-profile athletes
• Rovell: Online courses in becoming an agent
• Mueller: Dealing with the agents
Tuesday: The Powerbrokers
• Garber: Rosenhaus becomes top draw
• Garber: Rosenhaus' top deals
• Pasquarelli: Former agents move to the front office
• Wojnarowski: Taliaferro still in the game
• Flash: Men behind the madness
• Chat wrap: Rosenhaus
• Motion: Rosenhaus talks
Wednesday: License to deal
• Crasnick: Excerpt of book "License to Deal: A Year in the Life of a Maverick Baseball Agent"
• Allen: Process of picking an agent
• Chat wrap: ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick
• Chat wrap: Agent Matt Sosnick