Like I said earlier, this guy did this for a living and has a whole lot of experience that I don’t have in this area, so I would normally be treading lightly in disagreeing with him. However, from what he writes I can not understand what he is thinking, especially when he says that cash matters and the cap doesn’t. Tell that to the Rams, who are going through salary cap purgatory this year.
I kind of get what he is talking about, other than the dig at Mahomes contract.
IMO, he is telling a players agent to “stay in his lane” and leave the cap issues to the team. I get that, mostly since an agent represents multiple players and can’t know the cap issues of every team he is negotiating with.
I really just think the guy is a bad writer. Had he made the argument that “cap matters to the team, cash matters to the player”, it would have made more sense.
Without really digging into this guys past, my initial thought is that he has never competed on a high level where you need to sacrifice in order to win.
All he cares about is bottom line dollars and cents.
I think you are right. I did a quick Google search and there isn’t even a Wikipedia page on him. All sites refer to his experience with the Packers followed by his media roles. He also doesn’t seem to suffer from a lack of self-esteem either. https://www.andrew-brandt.com/about-andrew/
Now, also to be fair, by not really caring about the competitive aspect, he probably was really good at dealing with the salary cap. Having no emotion in the game would help with that and with negotiating with agents.
I agree and disagree. If I was negotiating contracts for an NFL team and my star quarterback’s agent offered to work with me on a cap-friendly deal to help him put a better team on the field, I would not cut him off and tell him to only worry about cash and not the cap. Tom Brady obviously had the bigger picture in mind, and it served him well.