As Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel supposedly deliberates the question of whether he’ll make himself available for the 2014 NFL draft (most believe he will), the only truly unknown question is the identity of his first agent.
Contrary to reports and persistent speculation that Manziel will hire Select Sports Group of Houston, a league source with direct knowledge of the current recruitment of incoming NFL players tells PFT that Manziel could be making an “outside-the-box” hire.
Not Jay Z, per the source. But someone like that, from the entertainment world who swoops in to handle Manziel’s on-field and off-field earnings. Anyone not certified by the NFLPA to negotiate football contracts would have to secure certification or associate (without violating the runner rule) with a certified agent.
While Manziel can choose whoever he wants to represent him, taking a path deemed unconventional by the NFL establishment could make a team otherwise on the fence about Manziel even more skittish.
Either way, he’s expected to be taken in the first round.