Andrew Luck May Make Statement This Week About Representation
Stanford QB Andrew Luck may make a statement about his future including his future representation as early as this weekend, amid growing speculation in the industry that he will not hire an established NFL player agent but a family relative to negotiate his NFL contract. "We're still reviewing all of Andrew's options and are not prepared to make any comments at this point," Oliver Luck, Andrew's father, said in an e-mail. "I would think we'll be ready to make a statement by the weekend or early next week at the latest.”
Oliver Luck also would not comment on whether he or his wife, Kathy Wilson Luck, was related to William Wilson, who was certified by the NFLPA to negotiate NFL contracts in '10. There has been talk in the industry for months that a relative of Andrew Luck had been certified to negotiate NFL deals and that person would represent him in contract negotiations with the club that drafted him. Sources said last night that Andrew Luck would be represented by a relative for contract negotiations and an established sports agency for marketing, and one source said that relative was Wilson. Wilson did not immediately return phone calls to his home today.
There has been a lot of speculation about what agent Luck will sign with, including reports in recent weeks that he would sign with agent David Dunn of Athletes First or agents Tom Condon and Ben Dogra of CAA Football. Multiple sources told SportsBusiness Journal in the last 24 hours that Baylor QB and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III is expected to sign with Dogra later today. Agents typically do not represent two top quarterbacks in the same draft.