The role of agents for National Football League players is extremely crucial. Without an agent, a player would have no one to advocate for them and help them get fair deals. Pro football players usually know little or nothing about the issues that agents handle, because all they are focusing on other issues. Besides, most of the pro players are too busy training and trying to play the game well enough to make it to the super bowl to be handle certain concerns. This is one of the main reasons why the agents are necessary. Agents are specially educated to professionally handle the affairs pertinent to football players’ careers.
Agents assist the ball players in whatever way necessary, from financial planning to negotiating new and renewed contracts. There aren’t many, if any, current NFL players who don’t have an agent.
Some professional football players may feel like they don’t need agents and can handle all of the important issues on their own. This isn’t a very wise decision, though, because with all the money involved, things could go wrong that the pro ball player would regret. With the extremely high salaries of professional football players, they should always make sure to have an agent, financial planner, stock broker, if they buy, sell and trade stock, as well as a good accountant. Sure, these people must be properly compensated with substantial salaries, but the peace of mind that they would most definitely bring would be worth it in the long run. The pro player would just have to kind of keep an eye on things and make sure that they can completely trust the people who they hire to handle their money. This is due to the fact that there are lots of greedy, dishonest people in this world. Some so-called professionals, who work for others and handle their money, may sneakily steal from them, right under the pro player’s nose. This can be done because, of course the stock broker, accountant, etc. is intelligent. They can use that intelligence to their advantage, yet the ball player’s disadvantage, by embezzling the money, and then creating bogus receipts to cover their tracks. Unfortunately, many NFL players would be totally oblivious to this fact, because of their lack of time to check on these affairs.
Having an agent is an extremely important part of an NFL player’s career, but they must make sure that the agent who works for them is honest, and works for a reputable agency.