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VETERAN CONTRACTS

Terra Firma is identified as an elite firm in veteran contract negotiations and free agency. Through an aggressive and calculated approach, Terra Firma ensures the greatest earning power for its clients and prides itself on the research, energy, and creativity put into the preparation and execution for re-negotiations and free agency. Through the veteran negotiation process, Terra Firma sets goals with the client and develops a strategic plan of action. Terra Firma thoroughly analyzes the free agent market, calculates projected earnings, and is always in constant communication with the client and his family.

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free agency

Creativity Matters in Contract Negotiations…

DeSean Jackson

32-year-old WR DeSean Jackson had one year remaining on a 3 year $10M contract (with no guarantees) in Tampa. Terra Firma orchestrated DeSean’s trade back to the eagles upgrading him to a 3 year $27.9M contract with $15M guaranteed in the more lucrative Philadelphia market.

NEW CONTRACTS/RESTRUCTURES

PIERRE GARÇON

  • Signed 5-year, $40 million dollar contract
  • $23 million in the first 2 years
  • $20 million dollars guaranteed
  • Signed at the age of 31

Pierre Garcon

DeSean Jackson

 
DESEAN JACKSON

  • Signed a new deal worth $27.9 million over three years at the age of 32
  • 15 million fully guranteed
  • 18.6 million in the first 2 years

contract results

The numbers don’t lie…

ALL-TIME CAREER EARNING LEADERS FOR WR’S AT THE START OF THE 2019 SEASON
Player Pro Bowls Catches Yards TDs Earnings Current/Last Agent
Larry Fitzgerald 11 1303 16,279 116 $163,296,387 Self
Calvin Johnson 6 731 11,619 83 $113.816,986 Bus Cook
Andre Johnson 7 1062 14,185 70 $106,022,559 Kennard McGuire
Randy Moss 6 982 15,292 156 $82,488,499 Joel Segal
Steve Smith 5 1031 14,731 81 $81,040,745 Derrick Fox
Brandon Marshall 6 970 12,351 83 $80,555,471 Kennard McGuire
Terrell Owens 6 1078 15,934 153 $79,628,334 Drew Rosenhaus
AJ Green 7 602 8,907 63 $77,688.098 Ben Dogra
Julio Jones 6 698 10,731 51 $76,609,579 James Sexton
Vincent Jackson 3 540 9,080 57 $71,077,088 Jonathan Feinsod
Demaryius Thomas 4 688 9,330 62 $70,114,035 Todd France
Antonio Brown 7 837 11,207 74 $69,942,870 Drew Rosenhaus
DeSean Jackson 3 589 10,261 53 $69,259,586 Bradley Cicala
Marvin Harrison 8 1102 14,580 128 $68,870,000 Tim Condon
Pierre Garcon 0 628 7,854 38 $67,572,809 Bradley Cicala
Anquan Boldin 3 1076 13,779 82 $65,505,679 Tim Condon
Reggie Wayne 6 1070 14,345 82 $65,315,000 Joby Branion
Roddy White 4 808 10,863 63 $65,037,529 Jonathan Feinsod

**Information provided by Spotrac.com

PAUL RICHARDSON JR.

  • Signed 5-year, $40 million dollar contract
  • $20 million dollars guaranteed

Paul Richardson Jr

PAUL RICHARDSON 2018 FREE AGENCY CONTRACT COMPARISON
Name Catches Yards Touchdowns Agency Total Contract Total Guranteed
Allen Robinson 202 2,848 22 Independent Sports and Entertainment $42,000,000 $23,000,000
Paul Richardson Jr. 95 1302 8 Terra Firma Sports Management $40,000,000 $20,000,000
Marquise Lee 171 2,166 8 Athletes First $34,000,000 $16,500,000
Taylor Gabriel 132 1,819 8 CAA $26,000,000 $14,000,000
John Brown 173 2,515 17 Sports Stars $5,000,000 $4,000,000

 
MALCOLM SMITH

  • Signed 5-year, $26.5 million dollar contract
  • $13 million dollars guaranteed

Read more on Malcolm Smith, San Francisco 49ers agree to 5-year contract

Malcom Smith

MALCOLM SMITH CONTRACT VS. ZACH BROWN CONTRACT 2017 FREE AGENCY CONTRACT COMPARISON
Name Age Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Pro Bowl Agency Total Contract Total Guaranteed
Malcolm Smith 27 103 3 0 No Terra Firma Sports Management 5 Years, $26.5M $13 Million
Zach Brown 27 149 11 4 Yes CSE Football 1 Year $2.1M $700K

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