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Top Sports Agents in the NFL

The top sports agents in every major American sports league dominate the market. The top sports agents land nearly all the clients with their huge firms.

Here is a look at some of the sports agents dominating the NFL market. If you want to be  sports agent, you’ll need to know their names.

Who are the leaders behind the scenes in the NFL? Find out here…

Top NFL Sports Agents

Drew RosenhausDrew Rosenhaus - Rosenhaus Sports

Education:
Duke Univ. School of Law, J.D. 1990
Univ. of Miami, B.A. 1987

Active NFL Contracts Negotiated:102

Drew Rosenhaus is a 1987 graduate of the University of Miami and, in 1990, obtained a law degree from Duke University School of Law. Drawing heavily on his college connections, sixteen of Rosenhaus’ 90 NFL clients are fellow University of Miami alumni.

Rosenhaus is believed to be a member of the “Miami Mafia,” a small but very tight-knit group of prominent, influential University of Miami alumni involved in business, politics and sports. The group, which includes University of Miami alumni from the 1980s and early 1990s, is known for their close and sometimes secretive professional and social collaborations that usually have included extensive reciprocal professional support for each other.

Current marquee NFL clients
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Plaxico Burress, Pittsburgh Steelers
Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals
Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Santana Moss, Washington Redskins

Retired/unsigned marquee NFL clients
Terrel Owens
Clinton Portis
Warren Sapp
Jeremy Shockey
Javon Walker
Ricky Williams


Tom Condon, Creative Artists AgencyTom Condon

Education:
Univ. of Baltimore Law, J.D. 81
Boston College, B.A. 74

Active NFL Contracts Negotiated:45

Tom Condon, now with Creative Artists Agency, is universally regarded as the most powerful agent in the NFL and he has led IMG Football’s representation of more first-round NFL draft picks than any other agency, including 33 since 1997. He negotiated the richest contract in NFL history for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning – a $98 million deal, including a record $34 million signing bonus, and has negotiated 7 contracts with at least $20 Million in guaranteed money. He represents 75 current NFL players and several top NFL draft prospects. Tom was also a starting guard in the NFL for 12 seasons and is a licensed attorney at law.  He was named by The Sporting News the “most powerful agent in any sport” in 2006.

Current marquee NFL clients
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Eli Manning, New York Giants
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions


Eugene ParkerEugene Parker

Education:
Valparaiso Univ., J.D. 82
Purdue, B.S. 78

Active NFL Contracts Negotiated: 19

The veteran agent represented nine Pro Bowlers this year, compared with seven for powerful IMG Football agent Tom Condon and more than any other NFL player agent. With partner Roosevelt Barnes, Parker represents 40 NFL players, including Aeneas Williams, Ray Lewis, Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Corey Simon, Hines Ward and Laveranues Coles. He also has represented Deion Sanders and Emmitt Smith. Rival agents actually praise Parker’s contract skills, although not on the record.
Current marquee NFL clients
Devin Hester, Chicago Bears
Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
Richard Seymour, Oakland Raiders

Retired/unsigned marquee NFL Clients
Derrick Brooks
Walter Jones
Hines Ward
Deion Sanders
Emmitt Smith


Leigh SteinbergLeigh Steinberg Enterprise

Education:
Cal-Berkeley, J.D. 73
Cal-Berkeley, B.A. 71

Active NFL Contracts Negotiated: 6

Leigh Steinberg, Leigh Steinberg Enterprise, is widely recognized as the country’s leading sports attorney. During his remarkable 30-year career, Steinberg has represented over 150 professional athletes in football, baseball, basketball, boxing and Olympic sports. His firm, Leigh Steinberg Enterprises, maintains a client roster that is highlighted by some of the most high profile names in sport. Athletes such as Troy Aikman (Dallas Cowboys), Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers), Mark Brunell (Washington Redskins), Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis have been among his esteemed group. He has represented the No. 1 pick overall in the NFL draft a record eight times, a milestone unrivaled within the sports industry.

Steinberg is often credited as the real life inspiration of the sports agent from the film Jerry Maguire.

Current marquee NFL clients
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Matt Leinart, Oakland Athletics

Retired/unsigned marquee NFL Clients
Steve Young
Warren Moon
Troy Aikman
Drew Bledsoe
Derrick Thomas
Kordell Stewart


David DunnDavid Dunn - Athletes First

Education:
Hastings, J.D. 88
UCLA, B.A. 83

Active NFL Contracts Negotiated: 48

Dunn represents the highest value of contracts of any NFL player agent. But since losing a $44.6 million lawsuit to his former partner in November 2002, Dunn has suffered a number of setbacks. The NFLPA’s disciplinary committee voted to suspend him for two years, but Dunn filed for personal bankruptcy, which halted all administrative actions against him.

Current marquee NFL clients
Von Miller, Denver Broncos
Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans
Matt Hasselbeck, Tennessee Titans

Retired/unsigned marquee NFL Clients
Drew Bledsoe
Kerry Collins
Ahman Green
DeShaun Foster

Mark Bartelstein


Mark Bartelstein

Education:
Northwestern Univ., M.B.A. 84 Univ. of Illinios, B.A. 82

Active NFL Contracts Negotiated:12

Mark Bartelstein heads a firm that represents more than 30 NBA players and more than 70 NFL players. His firm employs four NFLPA-certified agents and four NBPA-certified agents. Their NFL players include quarterbacks Kurt Warner, Jake Delhomme, and Robert Gallery. In the NBA, his firm represents Ron Artest and Brian Grant.

Current marquee NFL clients
Arian Foster, Houston Texans
AJ Hawk, Green Bay Packers
Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers
Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens

Retired/unsigned marquee NFL Clients
Kurt Warner
Jake Delhomme
Robert Gallery


Sean Stellato

Education:

Marist College., B.A. 91 

Active NFL Contracts Negotiated: 7

As a sports agent, Stellato has worked very hard to secure millions of dollars for his clients. He has negotiated contracts with the Patriots, Jaguars, Packers and several other teams. He has also done endorsement deals with: NBC Sports, Smoothie King, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Harley Davidson Truck and many more. He currently represents Pittsburgh Steeler Isaac Redman, New England Patriots Kyle Arrington and Kyle Love, Miami Dolphin Gary Guyton, Jacksonville Jaguar Colin Cloherty, San Diego Charger Charlie Byrant and Mike McCabbe of the Green Bay Packers.

Current marquee NFL clients
Isaac Redman, Pittsburgh Steelers,
Kyle Arrington, New England Patriots
Kyle Love, New England Patriots
Gary Guyton, Miami Dolphins

(Information provided from http://www.sports-agent-directory.com/)

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