Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg
Monday, January 20, 2014
Legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg talks about representing clients such as Troy Aikman, Bruce Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger, and, over one particular seven-year stretch, the top NFL Draft pick six times. Director Cameron Crowe credits Steinberg as a primary inspiration for the character Jerry Maguire, and hired him as a consultant on the film. In The Agent, he takes readers behind the scenes of professional sports, and shares stories, including how he negotiated a $26.5 million package for Steve Young and how he passed on the chance to represent Peyton Manning.