Jacoby Brissett, only draft pick without an agent, remains unsigned

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The contracts for NFL draft picks are set by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and so it’s actually a little surprising that Patriots third-round pick Jacoby Brissett was the only pick who decided not to hire an agent. But Brissett didn’t hire an agent, and he doesn’t have a contract, either.

As noted by Mike Reiss of ESPN, Brissett says he’s sure that “It will get done,” even though it isn’t done yet, and even though every other Patriots draft pick signed on May 6. Around the NFL, about three-quarters of draft picks have signed.

It’s probably nothing to be concerned about, as the NFL’s rookie salary structure is set: Brissett will sign a four-year, $3,161,529 contract with a signing bonus of $680,603. But the Brissett delay may show that players without agents need to take a little more time to go over their contracts themselves, not having an agent to do the job for them. (Brissett does have an adviser in former NFL safety Abram Elam, and he also has the NFL Players Association at his disposal.)

A quarterback from North Carolina State, Brissett is expected to be third on the depth chart behind Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo — and second on the depth chart if Brady is suspended for the first four games of the season.

13 responses to “Jacoby Brissett, only draft pick without an agent, remains unsigned

  1. I don’t think the Patriots are planning to use Brissett as a QB. They probably drafted him to play TE or LB. This guy is a great athlete with uncommon natural strength. Should be interesting to see how they use him.

  2. If a little more time equals enough extra money to buy a house, then I’d say it’s worth it.

  3. Anyone consider that the delay is perhaps the point? If getting signed were his priority, he would just get an agent to let him use a rookie draft pick template and fill in the numbers dictated for him by the rookie salary structure.

    Brissett is instead likely taking the time to educate himself on the process, so he’s probably choosing to not rush it.

  4. As Reiss pointed out later in the same article, it’s probably not about the agent. 20 out of 35 3rd rnd picks aren’t yet signed because negotiations are a little more complicated, due to the fact the percentage of rookie cap that can be allocated is not capped, as it is in the 1rst and 2nd rnd. It’ll get done, nothing to see here.

  5. He is trying to decipher what his duties as far as cheating are concerned. He has to be able to buy in completely and that’s really hard for some guys not named Brady.

  6. greymares says:May 22, 2016 12:27 PM

    He is trying to decipher what his duties as far as cheating are concerned. He has to be able to buy in completely and that’s really hard for some guys not named Brady.
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    Get a life, I wish my team used a football for one half of one game .02 psi too low and had half the success.

  7. tonebones says:
    May 22, 2016 9:19 AM
    I don’t think the Patriots are planning to use Brissett as a QB. They probably drafted him to play TE or LB. This guy is a great athlete with uncommon natural strength. Should be interesting to see how they use him.

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    it’s possible they are looking at all options, that’s certainly the BB way. But I think his exact date is going to become clear in games 1-4 when Garrapolo will be at least very good (in which case Brissett wil deeper for a couple years then be the next man up. Whether that is being TB, JG or both depends on several factors. (How long Brady lasts, trade offers for JG etc..) Or if JG proves to be dominant, in which case he (JG) becomes the shoo in to replace Brady on retirement day while Brisett runs through his rookie contract developing behind JG and then gets traded while they draft another. I’m just guessing of course, there is no way to know any of this for sure.

    To your point thought there is history. Belichick never had a lick of interest in Tim Tebow’s QB skills (understandable). The reason he signed Tebow was because he wanted to develop him into a TE or FB/RB. He was looking at how Tebow, despite being a poor QB, was still a freak athelete with great speed and coirdination. The only reason that didn’t work out was because Tebow said he wasn’t willing to consider any position than QB and it that was the case then BB had no use for him. I actually think that was a foolish bad choice by Tebow because I do think if he had tried other positions he would have excelled and had a long lucrative football career even still going today.

    And then there is Edelman who also came out of Collage as a QB that Belichick drafted with an eye on converting him to receiver. That has worked out great for all concerned.

  8. Sorry about how autocorrect butchered my post above. Do your best guys. If you use your imagination you will be able to decipher it.

  9. greymares says:
    May 22, 2016 12:27 PM
    He is trying to decipher what his duties as far as cheating are concerned. He has to be able to buy in completely and that’s really hard for some guys not named Brady.
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    You are so clever , funny and original. Is there a place I can go to so I can catch your act?

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