When running back Peyton Hillis entered the NFL, he hired agent Jimmy Sexton. Three years later, after his 1,177-yard breakout season with the Browns, Hillis fired Sexton and hired Kelli Masters. Then, not long after that, Hillis fired Masters and hired Kennard McGuire.
Last week, Hillis fired McGuire.
Now, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Hillis plans to re-hire Jimmy Sexton, who has since joined CAA. Per the source, Ben Dogra of CAA also will be involved in the representation.
Once official, Sexton and Dogra will likely work with the Browns in an effort to extend an expiring contract. Next Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET, Hillis will hit the open market, absent a new deal with the Browns.
Though Hillis fairly can be viewed as a bit kooky after his misadventures of the past year, the fact that Sexton would take Hillis back suggests that there’s still a chance to turn his career around.
It may not be much of a chance, but it’s still a chance.