In today’s world, pro athlete salaries are higher today than they ever have been before. And while the first steps toward $100 million contracts were taken years ago by the player unions that fought for free agency, there’s no doubt that, in recent years, players’ agents have been a driving force in the rise of astronomical salaries and long-term contracts.
Today, we’re going to take a look at the best agents in the world of pro sports.
Now, you could just rank agents according to the value of their top contracts. But because of the various salary cap structures and collective bargaining agreements, the marketplace for talent is different in each sport. So it’s not necessarily fair to compare a baseball agent to a basketball agent in terms of dollar signs alone.
Thus, this ranking tries to balance the amount of cash these people have raked with the relative influence they have in their sports. And bonus points go to those agents who get ridiculous contracts that they’re players probably don’t quite deserve.
So did I do a good job? There’s only one way to find out.