It about to get even more expensive to be an NFLPA agent. And some NFLPA agents aren’t happy about it.
In a memo sent on Monday from the NFLPA to its agents, a copy of which PFT has obtained, the union tells agents that the annual fee will increase by $300 per year. It moves from $1,200 to $1,500 annually for agents with fewer than 10 clients and from $1,700 to $2,000 per year for agents with 10 or more clients.
The new fee becomes due at the start of the fiscal year, on October 1. The memo explains that the increase, the first since 2000, arises from the cost of maintaining the agent regulation system and upgrades to the NFLPA website that will make it easier for agents to conduct salary research.
Said one agent, “Are you f--king kidding me with this?”
We’ll interpret that as an objection to the increase. Of course, the only alternative to paying the increased amount is to stop being an NFLPA-certified agent.