Andrew Luck On Verge of Inking Deal with Wasserman Group
January 17, 2012
Stanford Quarterback and potential No.1 pick of the NFL Draft, Andrew Luck, is close to signing with Wasserman Media Group on Tuesday according to Sports Business Journal.
Instead of signing with a big-name agency like CAA or Athletes First or a top name like Eugene Parker or Drew Rosenhaus, Luck becomes the first football player with WMG. Darren Rovell of CNBC points out, Luck will likely be represented by his uncle, William Wilson.
Wasserman Media Group is known largely for the basketball players under it’s wing. They include LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol, Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook. They also rep the biggest names in American soccer (Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Hope Solo) and the rising stars of golf (Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson).
As Rovell also notes, WMG has had a No. 1 pick in the MLB, NBA, MLS and WNBA drafts. With the Colts expected to draft Luck, they can add a No. 1 NFL pick to the list.