Jon Beason Will Represent Himself In Free Agency
Veteran linebacker Jon Beason will represent himself in free agency. This saves him three percent on his next contract wherever he signs. The former Panther and Giant emailed all 32 teams mentioning he will represent himself in free agency, though it is a catch 22.
As a result of representing himself, Beason is unable to talk to any team other than the Giants until Tuesday. Meaning he is unable to sign during the three-day tampering window. If he cannot come to terms with a team by training camp, whether that be because of contract numbers, or Beason simply not wanting to play in that city could turn this choice into a mistake.
Except Beason is not the only player doing this, Titans safety Bernard Pollard and others have signed deals without an agent. Thus, proving that players are indeed smart enough and capable enough to represent themselves. For a man who has gone through multiple agents and played on a few teams, this could help Beason land where he truly wants to play, and possibly make a run toward a championship next season all the while saving him some money.