Contract Negotiation

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LMM is widely regarded by NFL teams as an industry leader in contract negotiations. LMM has vast experience in this area, having negotiated NFL contracts for over 200 rookie clients and over two-dozen first round draft choices. LMM has mastered and repeatedly utilized mechanisms available in the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement to negotiate multi-million dollar bonuses for high draft choices, as well as to maximize the value of the contracts for all of our rookie clients.

LMM has deservedly earned the respect of team executives and coaching staffs throughout the NFL for our high ethical standards, thorough preparation and hard-driving but honest approach to negotiations. Our technical expertise, understanding of the collective bargaining agreement and inner-workings of NFL organizations is second to none. LMMʼs consistent success in relentlessly negotiating outstanding contracts for both rookie and veteran clients for nearly 3 decades has made us an industry leader. This respect impacts the way teams approach negotiations with LMM and is conducive to the successful completion of negotiations.

LMM IS ONE OF THE ONLY FIRMS TO NEGOTIATE OVER 2 DOZEN FIRST-ROUND CONTRACTS IN NFL HISTORY

LMM Football has a long and proud history of innovation in NFL contracts negotiations. Some of our accomplishments include:

1987
- Negotiated First Voidable contract in the history of the NFL.
- Tony Woods 1st Round Draft pick Seattle Seahawks.

1994
- Negotiated First 1st Round Contract with back-end salary guarantees.
- Rob Fredrickson 1st Round Draft Pick Los Angeles Raiders.

1995
- Negotiated Second 1st Round Contract with back-end salary guarantees.
- Joey Galloway 1st Round Draft Pick Seattle Seahawks.

1997
- Negotiated contract for player carrying the Franchise Tag designation, which led to a collectively bargained change  in the terms of the Franchise Tag.
- John Fina 1st Round Draft Pick Buffalo Bills 1992 / Franchise Player Buffalo Bills 1996 & 1997.

2000
- Negotiated contract and orchestrated trade to Dallas Cowboys for player carrying the Franchise Tag designation, which was the highest total package in NFL history for Wide Receiver.
- Joey Galloway Franchise Player Seattle Seahawks 2000.

2004
- Negotiated contract for player carrying the Transition Tag designation which was the highest total package in NFL history for a Right Offensive Tackle.
- John Tait 1st Round Draft Kansas City Chiefs 1999 / Transition Player Kansas City Chiefs 2004.

2004
- Developed a computer model to simultaneously generate during contract negotiations all possible outcomes and maximum possibilities for any given sets of inputs.

2006
- Negotiated contract for rookie player making him highest paid at his position in NFL history.
- Vernon Davis 1st Round Draft Pick San Francisco Forty-Niners.

2007
- Negotiated most lucrative rookie contract in NFL history.
- JaMarcus Russell 1st selection overall – Oakland Raiders.

2008
- Negotiated superior 1st-round contract for Jeff Otah (Carolina – 19th overall selection). Guaranteed money for Jeff exceeded two selections ahead (QB Flacco – #18, OT Cherilus – #17) which is unprecedented. Furthermore, this outstanding contract was signed July 25th, allowing him to report to training camp on time.

2009
- Negotiated Record-Setting Offensive Tackle contract in the NFL prior to free agency.
- Jordan Gross – Carolina Panthers.

We are strongly committed to maximizing our clients’ career earnings.