Patriots third-rounder Jacoby Brissett to skip agent for rookie deal

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With the new rookie salary scale, negotiating contracts has become easier than ever.

And at least one draft pick is choosing to save the 3 percent commission by doing it himself.

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Patriots third-rounder Jacoby Brissett has chosen to not hire an agent.

Unlike Broncos tackle Russell Okung, Brissett doesn’t have to worry about marketing himself to multiple suitors.

And while contracts have become increasingly boilerplate, the third round falls in the strange middle ground where it’s not always just league minimum base salaries and a signing bonus like late-rounders, or the slotted maximums like first-rounders, so there’s some wiggle room.

But Brissett has navigated changing colleges, so figuring out his own worth shouldn’t be that difficult. And the structure in place should prevent him from selling himself short, as Okung did when he decided to represent himself this spring.

36 responses to “Patriots third-rounder Jacoby Brissett to skip agent for rookie deal

  1. I’m a huge Pats fan but not sure if now is the wisest time to try & be frugal with something as important as this…. Hope he’s happy with the outcome as he’ll have nobody to blame less himself….

  2. This dudes gonna full out ball……while Paxton Lynch has bust written all over him!!

  3. Say 3 million contract and his screw up room is 90K. But he pays taxes and I’m sure there are agent write offs, so he is saving about $40K.

    I’d spend the agent money. Kids his age don’t yet realize that who you know can be very important.

  4. .
    Last year’s pick #91, Dallas’ OL Chaz Green received a 4yr 2.9 million dollar contract with 624k guaranteed. . The 3% agent savings is approximately 100k over the life of the contract. He saves 20k at signing.

  5. ariani1985 says:
    May 5, 2016 1:36 PM

    Is there a cheating clause in the contract? Or shall we say a requirement to do so on Sundays?

    He’s signing with the Patriots, not the Jets.

  6. ariani1985 says:
    May 5, 2016 1:36 PM
    Is there a cheating clause in the contract? Or shall we say a requirement to do so on Sundays?

    That’s so cute, the little Vikes fan once again trolling the big boys.

  7. – Hey, a rookie negotiated his own contract.
    – Oh cool. Agents are just bloodsuckers anyways. What team does he play for?
    – The Patriots.

  8. beachsidejames says:
    May 5, 2016 1:47 PM
    Just another bag of Carap ola.

    And if there is one thing a Dolphins fan knows when he sees it is a
    “Bag of Carap ola”

  9. boomerst3 says:
    May 5, 2016 2:24 PM





    Fixed it for ya.

    It should be mandatory that someone with skills in an NFL contract review a rookie contract before a player signs it. Parcells doesn’t count!

  10. billswillnevermove says:
    May 5, 2016 3:18 PM
    Bust….AKA Jimmy Crappolo and Ryan Mallet.

    “Bust” just like the Bills franchise for the last 20 years

  11. slick50ks says:
    May 5, 2016 3:28 PM

    He apparently doesn’t know that the Pats will try to screw him in every conceivable way. It’s what they do.


  12. Stay in your lane kid. Leave contract negotiations to people who make a living doing it. Focus on being the best player you can be and let your agent handle your contract negotiations.

  13. The amazing thing is, how Jacoby was totally disrespected and unnoticed by the so-called experts. It’s like they went out of their way to pump up the draft stock of average and below average QBs, while not fairly evaluating several QBs, who can play.

    Like Brissett, some of those players won’t get a real chance, due to a clear bias. I hate the Pats, but they got a quality QB and young man in Jacoby.

    Don’t be shocked, if he becomes the heir apparent and not Jimmy.

  14. joefromtomsriver says:
    May 5, 2016 6:24 PM
    Teams rely on their own scouting, not the opinions of so-called experts. He wasn’t one of the top QBs taken for a reason.

    …Except that he was one of the top QBs taken: #5 out of 15. And your team still has Geno at QB.

  15. ohand16 says:
    May 6, 2016 6:14 AM

    Already better than Cardale “Bust” Jones. Did the Bills relocate yet?
    Laughable, since this is coming from a Browns fan. Factor of Sadness.

  16. Yeh, signing a multimillion dollar NFL contract is “just like” transferring colleges, lol. I guess that qualifies me to negotiate an NFL contract too?

    Unfortunately, he has already failed the first test: he is late – all the other Patriots rookies have signed.

    No big deal in the big picture, hopefully.

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