I’m Michael Elkins, your host, labor and employment attorney, founder of the law firm MLE Law, investor and this is an all new episode of Game 7: The Sports Business & Lifestyle Podcast.
On today’s show I sit down with NFL Super Agent, Brett Tessler. According to a 2018 article from the Washington Post, there are about 830 agents certified by the NFL Players Association — more than one for every three players in or around the league — which makes it a brutally competitive business. Roughly 75 percent of NFL players are represented by just 17 percent of all certified agents, according to NFLPA statistics. Brett Tessler is one of that 17 percent. Having done over 500 NFL contracts spanning a period of approximately 20 years, Brett has achieved enormous success in an extraordinarily cutthroat, competitive business.
Some of the things we talk about:
How he got his start in the business;
Taking advantage of opportunity;
Surviving in the early stages of business;
Boutique versus Large Firm challenges;
Handling controversial situations.
Whether you’re a sports fan or not, this episode is enlightening and carries a lot of lessons that can be applied across any business. So, without further-adieu, I give you NFL Super Agent, Brett Tessler.
Enjoy the show!