Posted by: marcmwm | April 23, 2009

Agent’s perspective

Jack Bechta represents former Hawkeyes Rob Bruggeman, Seth Olsen and Andy Brodell.

Here, he writes with the agent’s perspective on the ins and outs of the NFL draft and free agency.

Interesting read on the possibilities and strategy for NFL “UFAs.”



  1. Bechta also represents Jim Harbaugh. Interesting situation developed last Jan. 5 when Mike Lombardi of the National Football Post reported that the Jets, Rams and Lions had an interest in Harbaugh.

    On Jan. 6, Bechta told the San Jose Mercury News that while his client is a “hot property,” he is “very close” to reaching an agreement on an extension with Stanford.

    On Jan. 9, Lombardi reported that the Jets had met with Harbaugh the day before.

    Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby (remember him?) told the Mercury News that no NFL team had put in a request to talk with Harbaugh, who, of course, wasn’t talking, instead leaving it up to Lombardi, Bechta and NFP to — dare we say — manipulate.

    Bowlsby apparently figured out what the NFP was up to and — along with an expected $5 million loss facing his department the next three years — postponed extension talks.

    So there you have it. A guide on how to use the Internet to help your client attempt to get a raise.

    Do a Google search and you’ll find all of this information.

  2. Why would the NFP help Bechta/Harbaugh like that?

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