Agent Drew Rosenhaus announced earlier today on his Twitter page that he has signed Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie as a new client.
Though McKinnie is under contract, such moves typically mean that the player wants a new contract. But Rosenhaus said the move has nothing to do with McKinnie’s deal.
“This has nothing to do with respect to his contract or anything else,”
Rosenhaus told Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “It’s just purely, in his mind he wanted something
different. We’re very honored to be working with him. It’s only a
positive situation for us and we have nothing but the greatest respect
But McKinnie seemed to imply otherwise.
“I’m just trying to change a lot of things that have been going on with
my career, starting with my agent,” McKinnie told Zulgad. “I’ve just watched
him over the years. He gets a lot of things done that I want to get
done so I want to see what they can do with me.”
Per Zulgad, Rosenhaus represents six other Vikings players. And per NFLPA rules, Rosenhaus won’t be paid a dime for representing McKinnie unless and until he signs a new contract.