Janoris Jenkins is one of the biggest question marks in this year’s NFL draft. He’s undeniably talented — among the most talented cornerbacks in the draft — but off-field legal trouble, his dismissal from Florida and his four kids by three women are among the issues that have teams wondering if he’s more trouble than he’s worth.
And now there’s another issue with Jenkins: The curious case of his changing agents.
Tom Curran of CSNNE.com wrote early this week that the news of Jenkins leaving his agent, Ben Dogra at CAA, isn’t going to allay any concerns about him. Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal wrote that agent Malik Shareef is now representing Jenkins.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with a player changing agents — plenty of good players do it every year. But Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel writes that Jenkins was fired by his agent, adding, “You’ve got to be pretty shady for agent to fire player.”
Jenkins may turn out to be a great NFL player, but if he’s trying to alleviate any worries teams have about his stability off the field, his agent switch is not a great way to do that.