View Full Version : Andre Johnson hires Brandon Marshall's agent

05-24-2010, 05:02 PM
and oh yeah, he was Javon Walker's agent as well.

I'm sure the Texans are thrilled.


HOUSTON (AP)—Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson(notes) is no longer relying solely on his uncle for contract advice.

Johnson said Monday he has hired Kennard McGuire as his agent, but his uncle Andre Melton will remain a trusted adviser.

Johnson says he has known McGuire, whose clients include Brandon Marshall(notes) and Javon Walker(notes), since college. He says he and his uncle both trust him and feel comfortable with him.

Johnson sat out the first three days of Houston’s voluntary offseason practices because he wants a new contract, though he returned last week. He has five years remaining on an eight-year deal worth $60 million.

Johnson says he’s “not really worried” about if or when he’ll get a new deal.

05-24-2010, 05:14 PM
Sure, Andre, "not worried about it." That's why you go hire a new agent, right?

Bronco Yoda
05-24-2010, 05:15 PM
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05-24-2010, 05:22 PM
First smart thing the guy has done yet.

I can appreciate trusting your own family, I can appreciate being potentially leery of trusting your future to somebody (an agent) that you barely know.

But unless your uncle/brother/friend/whatever went to Harvard Business/Law School, they should under no circumstances be negotiating on your behalf for millions of dollars.

Why athletes do this is beyond me. And then they wind up with 8-year contracts.