Dak Prescott’s agent has some thoughts on the tactics of Russell Wilson’s agent

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Fifteen days ago, Russell Wilson, through his agent, made known his willingness to play for the Cowboys. Dak Prescott, through his agent, has addressed that possibility now that Dak has a four-year, $160 million deal.

I guess Dallas is now crossed off that list,” agent Todd France told Adam Schein of SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio.

Agent Mark Rodgers told ESPN on February 25 that: (1) Wilson hasn’t asked to be traded by the Seahawks; (2) Wilson wants to stay with the Seahawks; and (3) in the event he’s traded, he’d welcome a trade to the Cowboys, Bears, Saints, or Raiders.

Via Schein, France also offered an on-the-record comment to Schein about Rodgers’ decision to go on the record.

“There’s so many things wrong with it, I guess, on different levels,” France said.

In Rodgers’ defense, he can get away with being a bit controversial and unconventional because he represents only one NFL player. If his tactics piss off one or more teams or whoever, it’s not an issue for his broader practice, because he doesn’t have one.

Things have largely quieted down between the Seahawks and Russell Wilson, but for the eyebrow-raising decision by the team to not mention him in a letter to season-ticket holders. That hardly means the situation is resolved, however.

14 responses to “Dak Prescott’s agent has some thoughts on the tactics of Russell Wilson’s agent

  1. One NFL player and his “MLB” players… well Andrew Miller and Trey Mancini are the entirety of noticeable players his firm reps. The guy (Mark Rodgers) is basically tied to the hip with Russ because he is the ONLY client that matters.

  2. A story about two guys who won’t win a title any time soon…………………………….Couldnt you say that about 9 out of 10 current NFL starting QB’s?

  3. Russ showed himself to be cowardly by lighting the fuse in the press then hiding behind his agent. Makes all the other things he’s said in the past seem like platitudes and rhetoric.

  4. Rodgers only has baseball clients and has made an effort in the past to eliminate the salary cap via setting a precedent with Wilson’s contract. He doesn’t understand how the nfl works unfortunately.

    Wilson’s media campaign shows he thinks he is a better coach than Carroll (knows how to run the offense better). Last year he said “we need more weapons” on offense and this year has criticized the offensive line which implies he thinks he is better at GM than Schneider.

    Wilson, you are not Tom Brady, you are not a better nfl coach than Carroll, you are not a better GM than Schneider. Deflate the ego and focus on being the best QB you can be. That’s all you need to do. Stop whining about how others are the problem and take some responsibility.

  5. Sometimes you hear a quote, and you don’t think that much about it. But then 20-30 years later, you realize just how important those words were. Some are worth repeating. The words of Bo Schembechler: “The Team! The Team! The Team!” Very simple, but awesome.

  6. Why does Mark Rodgers have only ONE NFL client? The minute he picks up the phone to call a NFL GM, he can be accused of meddling. He is obviously as full of himself as his client.

  7. Yup, this was the first time an agent has criticized the negotiating tactics of a rival agent.

  8. bobwhitequail says:
    March 12, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Wilson’s media campaign shows he thinks he is a better coach than Carroll

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    That’s actually a pretty low bar. Carroll’s time management during games is atrocious, as are his 4th down decisions.

    Seattle was 7-9 Carroll’s two years before Wilson got there, with Wilson they immediately went to 11-5, have not had a losing season, playoffs 8 years out of 9.

  9. Wilson continues to be underrated, and will be unless he goes somewhere with a coach willing to take advantage of his skills.

    Despite being hobbled by Carroll’s coaching and Carroll’s inability to make game adjustments, Wilson has the most wins of any QB in his first 9 seasons.

    Despite being on a “run first” team, Wilson has the second most passing TDs in his first 9 seasons of any QB except Peyton Manning. Manning had 276 TDs in his first 9 seasons to Wilson’s 267.

  10. bobwhitequail says:
    March 12, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Last year he said “we need more weapons” on offense and this year has criticized the offensive line which implies he thinks he is better at GM than Schneider.

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    Better GM than Schneider is not that high a bar. Schneider’s “genius” largely consists of drafting Wilson in the 3rd round in 2012. Since then Schneider has largely been a bust in the draft and free agent market – witness Percy Harvin, trading away Pro Bowl center Max Unger for Jimmy Graham, $8,000,000 for Greg Olsen etc etc etc and the likely loss of Jamal Adams after one season after giving up multiple first round.

    My favorite Schneider blunder was trading down in the 2017 draft to select Malik McDowell in the 2nd round (a troubled choice who never played a single down in the NFL). The Saints immediately picked Ryan Ramczyk, who has gone on to be an outstanding tackle. But this type of “genius” is repeated year after year

  11. Better GM than Schneider is not that high a bar. Schneider’s “genius” largely consists of drafting Wilson in the 3rd round in 2012. Since then Schneider has largely been a bust in the draft and free agent market – witness Percy Harvin, trading away Pro Bowl center Max Unger for Jimmy Graham, $8,000,000 for Greg Olsen etc etc etc and the likely loss of Jamal Adams after one season after giving up multiple first round.

    My favorite Schneider blunder was trading down in the 2017 draft to select Malik McDowell in the 2nd round (a troubled choice who never played a single down in the NFL). The Saints immediately picked Ryan Ramczyk, who has gone on to be an outstanding tackle. But this type of “genius” is repeated year after year

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    There is truth to what you write. Def is. But let’s take a look at some of the successes too. The first of course is Wilson and that tops things, kinda difficult to top a possible HoF QB in the third. But let’s not forget Wagner in the second, Sherman in the 5th. Wright I think is an ok LB. There is Metcalf and Lockett. Hell, we even drafted an all pro punter if I temper correctly. And yeah, there have been some trades that are true head scratchers, there have also been some pretty good ones. Some guy by the name of Lynch came over for a 4th and 5th round pick. I think he played pretty well for Seattle. Dwayne brown trade has been solid. And the jury is still out on the Adam’s trade. Two 1st is def steep. Too steep in my opinion, but I’m a long way from calling that trade a bust, I’m a simple working man, not a NFL GM. That being said, you are clearly smarter than many an NFL GM, you should def throw your resume out there the next time there is an opening.

  12. The agents for Prescott and for Wilson have done great jobs for their respective clients. Either that or the general managers for Seattle and Dallas have done poor jobs for their respective teams.

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