A few short days ago, I proclaimed the infinite wisdom of LeSean McCoy in moving to fire agent Drew Rosenhaus.
And now McCoy has, for the second time, unfired said agent.
Do the agent and his super star running back need couples counseling? It certainly sounds like it. One would think if the issues are big enough for you to file paperwork with the National Football League to get rid of your representation, you wouldn’t lightly seek to undo that move. Or do, then undo the motion two times within two months.
McCoy seemed serious this time, even interviewing two prospective new agents, but the end of the story was the same. McCoy reunited with Rosenhaus.
They always come running back, don’t they?
According to Philadelphia Sports Daily,
Eager for a new deal, McCoy fired Rosenhaus for a second time and began interviewing potential replacements, including Joel Segal and Eugene Parker. One agent that attempted to sign McCoy told Philly Sports Daily last week that the running back appeared close to going with Segal, who also represents Michael Vick. Multiple sources, in fact, indicated that Vick has been pitching Segal to the 23-year-old McCoy. Ultimately, McCoy went back to Rosenhaus after some serious wooing by the high-profile agent.
As Rosenhaus loves him some attention (please note that drastic understatement), I’m sure the thought of no longer representing an athlete whose star is rapidly rising in the NFL was too much to bear. Can’t blame him for his “wooing,” which I’m sure was intense.
But as for Shady? It all seems incredibly strange. Existing relationship aside, step back and look at how the Eagles view Rosenhaus. What big contract has he been able to accomplish for any other recent high-profile Philadelphia player? The team will work with McCoy because he has been the highest performer on the team this season and, at 23, shows no signs of slowing down. Maybe that is the conclusion Shady reached in deciding to return to Rosenhaus.
With regard to his agent, LeSean McCoy is now the boy who cried wolf. Should we expect a firing-unfiring of Rosenhaus again in December?