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Luck could make statement on agent choice soon

Stanford Cardinal's quarterback Andrew Luck walks off after congratulating Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy in Glendale Reuters

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has been the subject of considerable rumor, speculation, and at least one false report regarding his choice of an agent.

The focus on Luck has happened for good reason.  If Luck chooses CAA, which also represents Peyton Manning, it will suggest the existence of a plan of some sort between the two quarterbacks.

Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal reports that Luck could be making a statement soon.  “We’re still reviewing all of Andrew’s options and are not prepared to make any comments at this point,” Oliver Luck, the West Virginia University A.D. and Andrew’s father, told Mullen via email.  “I would think we’ll be ready to make a statement by the weekend or early next week at the latest.”

Mullen reports that industry chatter has centered on Luck being represented by a relative for his contract negotiation and an established agency for off-field marketing opportunities.  Per Mullen, Oliver Luck wouldn’t comment on whether NFLPA-certified contract advisor William Wilson is related to Oliver Luck or his wife, Kathy Wilson Luck.  Per NFLPA records, William Wilson represents no active NFL players.

Mullen also points out that Ben Dogra of CAA is expected to land Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, which likely would take CAA out of the running for Andrew Luck, anyway.

Given the existence of a true rookie wage scale, there’s no need for the consensus No. 1 pick to have an established agent, or any agent at all.  Andrew Luck could even choose to represent himself, with Oliver — a lawyer and former NFL quarterback — reviewing the paperwork on an unofficial basis.  With, however, Griffin gaining ground (thanks in part to folks like Tony Dungy suggesting Griffin could be the better pick), Andrew Luck would benefit from having a proven agent who can push the Colts hard to ensure that they don’t ultimately choose Griffin, especially since Dogra would be doing everything in his power to get new Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson to warm up to the idea of taking Griffin

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28 Responses to “Luck could make statement on agent choice soon”
  1. trbowman says: Jan 11, 2012 5:08 PM

    Dungy is wrong.

    Not only is Griffin not better than Luck, he’s not a lick better of a prospect than Tannehill. either.

    Tannehill, who, as I’ve been saying for months, would rise on draft boards, is doing just that.

  2. KIR says: Jan 11, 2012 5:09 PM

    Why in the world are these rookies giving a three percent commission when the contracts are slotted? The rookies really only need a good sports lawyer to look over the contract and make sure any incentives are reachable and consistent with similar contracts of players picked near that slot.

    The NBA has banned agent commissions for rookie contracts.

  3. bearsstillsuck says: Jan 11, 2012 5:14 PM

    Who cares who his agent is? I’ll wait for draft day to see where he goes, speculation is pointless.

  4. trbowman says: Jan 11, 2012 5:15 PM

    Luck, Tannehill, Griffin, Wilson and Weeden.

    Those are your top five quarterbacks in order.

    I’ve been accused of “hating” Griffin round these parts, something which happens often when I’m not slobbering over a prospect as some are.

    Yet, Griffin still number three on my board. Still, NFL personnel people are starting to wake up to the fact that Griffin comes out of the same air raid offense as Graham Harrell, doesn’t read defenses, has problems deciphering information between the hashes….

    Tannehill has a ridiculous amount of upside, and he’s got elite accuracy and mobility to boot. All of his problems are readily fixable through coaching.

    I bet he goes to Washington with Shanahan. My money’s on that.

    Cleveland would be wise to take Tannehill and use their second first rounder on Floyd.

  5. earthtopft says: Jan 11, 2012 5:16 PM

    I doubt that Andrew even cares that much about the matter. Personality wise, he is the polar opposite of Drama Queen the Third.

  6. avianflew says: Jan 11, 2012 5:21 PM

    Ryan Leaf II. Luck isn;t qualified to carry Peyton’s jockstrap.

  7. trbowman says: Jan 11, 2012 5:21 PM

    As for Weeden and Wilson….

    Weeden would be a first rounder in my opinion if it weren’t for his age.

    Wilson is short, but already plays behind an NFL sized line at Wisconsin, has a good arm and good ball placement, is mobile, and a natural leader.

    He came into Wisconsin and boom, everyone in that locker room followed him.

    Wilson would be a first rounder if he were taller. I still think he’s an NFL starter.

    Nick Foles is overrated by the media. He’s pretty much Nathan Enderle. Not very impressive.

  8. rc33 says: Jan 11, 2012 5:28 PM

    Matt Barkley will be better than both of ‘em.

  9. goldrush36 says: Jan 11, 2012 5:28 PM

    trbowman says:
    Jan 11, 2012 5:08 PM
    Dungy is wrong.

    Not only is Griffin not better than Luck, he’s not a lick better of a prospect than Tannehill. either.

    Tannehill, who, as I’ve been saying for months, would rise on draft boards, is doing just that.

     ————————————————-
    Where else is tannehill gonna go? Jones and Barkley have already bowed out genius. He isn’t climbing because they think he is better. He is simply benefitting from several qb needy teams and only 2 real franchise potential qb’s to choose from and Tannehill isn’t one of them

  10. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Jan 11, 2012 5:34 PM

    Any Dolphin fan want to plant a little coke on Luck (a la Marino in ’83) in order to get him to slide down? It’s not like we don’t have any extra down here.

    Maybe photoshop some pictures of Luck with Sasha Grey. Or maybe a rumor about him and…say….Tim Tebow?

    We have to do what we have to do.

  11. briang123 says: Jan 11, 2012 5:34 PM

    I am sure an agent is powerful enough to convince the Colts to take RGIII over Luck. Please. No one will take RGIII over Luck. No one. Not even Dungy would if here were an NFL GM.

  12. mikeeg says: Jan 11, 2012 5:42 PM

    He looks like the Neanderthal on geico commercials

  13. trbowman says: Jan 11, 2012 5:55 PM

    “Where else is tannehill gonna go? Jones and Barkley have already bowed out genius. He isn’t climbing because they think he is better. He is simply benefitting from several qb needy teams and only 2 real franchise potential qb’s to choose from and Tannehill isn’t one of them”

    Yes, he is absolutely one of them.

    Moreover, Tannehill was going ahead of Jones had he come out.

    The shine was off on Landry Jones. He was slipping on draft boards and if he came out, he probably wouldn’t have even been a first rounder. Why do you think he went back to OU?

    Barkley might have gone ahead of Tannehill, hard to say. Regardless, where they go is not my concern.

    Tannehill was going to be a first rounder regardless of Barkley, and maybe top 15 to Seattle.

    I mean, CHRISTIAN PONDER and BLAINE GABBERT, went top 15. And Tannehill is five times the prospect they were

  14. bleed4philly says: Jan 11, 2012 5:58 PM

    RG3 is great but it’s risky playing a 6 foot scrambler/thrower, just ask the eagles. Luck is a lock, 15 year solid career, future hall of famer, super bowl winner. Mark it down.

  15. borisbulldog says: Jan 11, 2012 6:28 PM

    OMG, another player coming to the NFL with a neck beard!

    Make it stop!

  16. tluke25 says: Jan 11, 2012 6:29 PM

    I just have a bad feeling about Luck. There really is no zip on his ball whatsoever. … and he throws the ball with one foot off the ground, but no one seems to mention it. At best he will be a good game manager.

    Let’s be realistic. What sentence does his name fit best in?

    Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Andrew Luck

    or

    Tim Couch, David Carr, Andrew Luck.
    —————-
    Which sentence would Nostradamus pick?

  17. waitingguilty says: Jan 11, 2012 6:34 PM

    @trbowman…

    Name your price to stop talking about QBs in this draft class.

    I’ll take up a collection.

  18. jimmysee says: Jan 11, 2012 7:06 PM

    He really does not need an agent at this time — at least not for his NFL contract.

    His compensation will be slotted under the new CBA.

    If he wants an agent to handle his licensing/endorsement and personal appearance w0rk, it’s a different animal.

    Maybe Luck can do a “discount double check” commercial, too!

  19. dhillca says: Jan 11, 2012 7:07 PM

    The next Ryan Leaf

  20. yettyskills says: Jan 11, 2012 7:32 PM

    Indy, Brace yourselves to get Elway’ed once again.

  21. steelerer says: Jan 11, 2012 7:58 PM

    ” If Luck chooses CAA, which also represents Peyton Manning, it will suggest the existence of a plan of some sort between the two quarterbacks.”

    It will, I guess Hue Jackson’s agent should have helped him keep his job, you know since he represents the new GM in oakland also.

  22. doncornelious says: Jan 11, 2012 8:29 PM

    Luck will succeed in the NFL, as we need someone of the Hebrew faith to balance out all of the Tebowism.

  23. goldrush36 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:12 PM

    @trbowman you sir are on drugs. Barkley likely would’ve gone second overall. Tannehill may go 1st rd out of desperate need only. Funny how none of the professionals agree with your view, not one. Guess somebody better hire you up quick. There will be a very shallow fa qb pool and a very shallow draft pool plain and simple.

  24. raiderapologist says: Jan 11, 2012 9:15 PM

    Too bad Oakland can’t do anything in the draft this year. Luck’s beard is almost as sweet as Mark Davis’ haircut. They would look great together on the podium.

  25. beeroncos says: Jan 11, 2012 9:30 PM

    I hope he picks Barry Luftwitz. He is on my Fantasy Agent team.

  26. Little Earthquake says: Jan 11, 2012 10:33 PM

    Luck should choose Bus Cook, then he can report to camp any time he wants.

  27. EJ says: Jan 12, 2012 7:24 AM

    QB-Draft Prospects

    1) Luck-Smart, accurate, sure-shot NFL starter
    2)RG3-Mobile, accurate, 2nd year contributor
    3)Tannehill- Smart, mobile, extremely accurate but has no deep ball EX-Ryan Fitzpatrick, Will be able to start first year, but only with a decent o-line and strong WR/RB combination.
    4)Weeden- Smart, accurate, decent arm, but will never make it past being a decent backup in the NFL.
    5)Rest- Third stringers or practice squaders.

  28. lawyermalloy says: Jan 12, 2012 7:33 AM

    You certainly make some misplaced assumptions in your analysis .
    Should Luck sign with CAA, you seem to conclude that Manning and Luck MUST be conspiring . OR if CAA signs Griffin, Luck will look elsewhere for an agent .
    With the advent of a true Rookie salary Cap, it doesn’t matter who represents them. They will both get the maximum allowable under the cap.

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