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Ndamukong Suh hires Jimmy Sexton as agent

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Earlier this week, there were reports that Ndamukong Suh was deciding between hiring a new agent or representing himself in extension talks with the Lions.

Suh has made his choice and he decided to go with an agent. Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal reports that Suh has hired Jimmy Sexton of CAA to represent him. CAA and RocNation Sports, the agency founded by Jay Z that represents Suh for marketing deals, have a working relationship involving other clients, including Victor Cruz, so it’s no surprise to see Suh go that route.

It’s also no surprise to see him opt to work with an agent rather than try to tackle what could be a tricky negotiation without experienced help at the table with him. The Lions were among those who thought it would be a mistake for Suh to go it alone and the advice seems to have reached its target.

With Sexton in as Suh’s agent, the Lions can now get to work on an extension for the defensive tackle that would allow them to bring down his mammoth cap number of $22.4 million for the 2014 season. Suh’s in an advantageous position when it comes to making demands for that deal because of his value to the defense and the value of the cap space he can provide and the sooner it can done the better for the Lions with free agency about to get underway.

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13 Responses to “Ndamukong Suh hires Jimmy Sexton as agent”
  1. doe22us says: Mar 7, 2014 2:46 PM

    Suh may have the intellectual aptitude, i dont know much about his mental makeup, but his contract will be complicated with nuances so an experienced agent is the route to go.

  2. thepftpoet says: Mar 7, 2014 2:48 PM

    His agent is going to get that “quarter” back like Ndamukong.

  3. thepftpoet says: Mar 7, 2014 2:51 PM

    Ndamukong’s agent reportedly wears a metal face mask incase he gets angry.

  4. hawksfan4life1001 says: Mar 7, 2014 2:58 PM

    No way in hell can they afford a 22.4 million dollar cap hit. I am not so sure he is worth that much money even without the cap issue.

  5. h3min1230 says: Mar 7, 2014 3:21 PM

    Never understood why players have agents.

  6. ecruz0884 says: Mar 7, 2014 3:22 PM

    I bet he will probably get something around 11 to 12mm average yr. If so that would get us close to 20mm in cap space heading into free agency, not bad.

    We’ll see soon enough.

  7. chilomane says: Mar 7, 2014 3:56 PM

    Whoa agent being hired and it’s not jay-z, way to buck the trend suh.

  8. zeeman911 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:18 PM

    Trade him to Atlanta and snag Sammy Watkins!

  9. mzim2756 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:51 PM

    How can a team negotiate a contract where one player can count 22.4 mil against the cap

  10. noeffinway says: Mar 7, 2014 5:12 PM

    Ummmm..I’m pretty sure this whole “he’s thinking about representing himself” thing was all media speculation. But yeah, let’s all now treat it like it was something Suh himself said. The media has gotten totally out of control. Reporters reporting about other reporters reports that are based on unnamed sources or speculation. Repeated often enough that the public starts perceiving the reports as factual. Then reporters make new reports about other reporters reports being wrong. Rinse and repeat…..smh

  11. GenXJay says: Mar 7, 2014 8:00 PM

    Jay-z frowns.

  12. ravenswhat says: Mar 7, 2014 8:20 PM

    Wasn’t that guy a manager in the WWF?

  13. td40 says: Mar 8, 2014 12:31 PM

    Suh’s agent agreed to take only 8% instead of the customary 10% if Suh agreed not to stomp on him or twist his neck.

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