NFL Free Agency: An Agent’s Guide to What Really Goes on

February 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The next month is one of the most stressful, yet fun, times to be a NFLPA certified contract advisor.  Most agents starting out look forward to the NFL Draft because that is where a majority of their clients are.  But veterans agents look at free agency like players look at opening weekend of the NFL season.
The research and preparation has been months in the making.  Now the stage is set to perform.  What makes this year different than free agency periods of the past is the extension of the negotiation period. 
From NFLPA.com:
During the period commencing at 12:00 a.m., New York time, on March 9 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 12, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2012 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 12. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club unti...

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