As Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh looks for a new agent, initial signs are pointing to Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports.
Per a league source, there’s a growing sense that Suh will select Jay Z, at a minimum for Suh’s off-field opportunities.
It’s unclear whether Suh would hire Roc Nation for all purposes, or whether Suh would hire Jay Z for marketing and another agency to negotiate his football contract. Of Jay Z’s two current NFL clients, Giants receiver Victor Cruz is represented by CAA and Jets quarterback Geno Smith is represented by Kim Miale, who works for Jay Z’s firm.
As we heard it at the time, CAA wasn’t interested in representing Smith. CAA, which already represents Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, could be very interested in representing Suh. With Suh and the Lions trying to transform a contract that has a cap number in excess of $22 million into a long-term deal, there’s plenty of money to be made on his new football contract.
The source also tells PFT that Suh has been spotted at multiple Jay Z concerts in recent weeks. At a December concert in Nebraska, Jay Z wore a black Nebraska jersey with Suh’s Cornhusker No. 93 and “S. Carter” on the back. Jay Z also gave Suh what the kids (and some of the old people like me) call a “shout out” from the stage in Detroit on January 10.
So stay tuned. There’s a chance the kid named Suh will be represented by the old man named Jay Z.