Betting on Yourself: The Dynamics of Negotiating a Contract For a Player Without an Agent

Betting on Yourself: The Dynamics of Negotiating a Contract For a Player Without an Agent
When players decide to represent themselves in contract negotiations, everybody around the league seems to hold their collective breath. This is because there is inherent risk in doing a job that has historically been left to agents who have significant practice in a negotiation setting.  Relevant Case at Hand: Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson Lamar […]

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NFL Contract Negotiations Part 3: The Negotiation

NFL Contract Negotiations Part 3: The Negotiation
Nick Polk worked for the Atlanta Falcons for 18 years, most recently as the Director of Football Operations. Prior to his time with the Falcons, Polk held the Director of Football Operations title for NFL Europe for four years. In parts one and two of our three-part series on Contract Negotiations, we discussed the importance […]

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NFL Contract Negotiations Part 2: Market Analysis

NFL Contract Negotiations Part 2: Market Analysis
In part two of our three-part series on Contract Negotiations, we will focus on the process of evaluating and developing the “Market” for players on your roster that are up for a potential extension and for the players that will reach the “Open Market” as a result of free agency.  As we discussed in part […]

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NFL Contract Negotiations Part 1: Developing Procedures and Policies

NFL Contract Negotiations Part 1: Developing Procedures and Policies
This article will be the first in a three-part series on NFL contract negotiations. We’ll start by discussing the importance of organizational philosophy and club procedures. This will be a philosophical article covering policies that club’s must decide prior to entering contract negotiations. In part two of the series, we will focus on research and […]

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