On the same day that news broke of Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman’s decision to part ways with CAA comes word that Titans quarterback Vince Young has hired the mega-firm.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Young has hired CAA and ditched Major Adams, a family friend who was in the right place at the right time, and who has represented Young since he was drafted in 2006.
And, like Tom Hagen, Adams has a special practice — he handles one client. (Well, he handled one client.)
Young’s rookie deal is due to expire after the 2011 season. He is scheduled to earn $7.5 million and $8.5 million over the next two years, respectively.
By rule, a new agent receives no compensation until the player signs a new contract.
Tennessee’s backup quarterback, Kerry Collins, is represented by David Dunn of Athletes First.
CAA became a major player in the football world several years ago by hiring Tom Condon and later Ben Dogra. The duo have combined to create one of the most formidable teams in the entire industry. And, of course, the fact that I made that statement means I’ll receive several e-mails from other agents who take issue with that comment via tactics ranging from humor to anger to pointing out that they’ve got “a few
more zeros at the end of [their] contract than [I] do.”