About a week after the conclusion of the Sugar Bowl (the end of Tim Tebow‘s college eligibility), he announced that he will sign with Jimmy Sexton to represent him. While active, college players are prohibited from dealing with sports agents so you can bet that immediately following his last game Tim had dozens of agents calling his phone. Tebow probably had the pick of any agent he wanted. He’ll like command first round dollars and will be looking at a ton of marketing and promotional deals. He’s an agent’s dream come true.
Sexton is a Memphis, Tennessee based agent who represents several NFL players, notably Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Dallas Cowboys Tight Tend Jason Witten and San Diego offensive lineman Marcus McNeil. Sexton also represents South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier and Alabama coach Nick Saban. So you can see he has some very prominent athletes and coaches under him. That’s a good sign.
I’m glad Tebow didn’t go with someone like Drew Rosenhaus, who is just terribly difficult to deal with and always has players who hold out of camp. That’s not good for the player or the team.
We’ll probably be seeing Tim a lot in the coming months on TV, radio and on the internet. His agent will have him doing interviews and workign the media – it’s all part of getting his name out there for the NFL teams to see. I’d also expect them to announce an official autograph signing day very soon.