Indianapolis has successfully dealt with CAA, the sports agency that represents quarterback Peyton Manning, wide receiver Marvin Harrison and safety Bob Sanders. And it’s a good thing.
Because now the Colts will be dealing with CAA, and agents Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, in regard to running back Joseph Addai.
Addai recently switched agents, turning to the men that successfully represented some of his highest-profile teammates. Back in July 2006, Addai signed a five-year, $11.65 million contract that will have two years remaining on it after this season.
Anytime a player hires a new agent it usually sends a signal that a new contract is on the player’s mind. Addai, who has developed into one of the game’s top running backs, clearly is preparing for his future.
Another sports representation firm with increasing powers is Athletes First, which now represents 25 percent of the NFL starting quarterbacks. Its clients include quarterbacks Kyle Orton, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Cassel, Carson Palmer, Derek Anderson, Kerry Collins and Matt Schaub.