Leigh Steinberg is the CEO of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. He represents primarily NFL players; however he has represented other sports areas well. His bio on his website, states: “Leigh has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, golf, etc.” This is a fact.
Over a four decade career as an NFL agent, Leigh has negotiated over $4 billion in contracts. He has an NFL Record 8 time NFL Draft 1st Overall Picks, and 64 total First Round Picks. Additionally, he and is clients have donated over $850M to charities. His clients are:
Patrick Mahomes II – Quarterback (Kansas City Chiefs, Texas Tech University, Whitehouse High School) Super Bowl MVP of Super Bowl LIV
Troy Aikman – Quarterback (Dallas Cowboys, UCLA, University of Oklahoma) Currently FOX Sports lead game analyst
Steve Bartkowski – Quarterback (Los Angeles Rams, Cal, Santa Clara Buscher)
Steve Young – Quarterback (San Francisco 49ers, BYU, Greenwich High School)
Tua Tagovailoa – Quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Alabama, Saint Louis School)
Ben Roethlisberger – Quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers, University of Miami, Ohio)
Others such as Bruce Smith, Warren Moon, Thurman Thomas, Kordell Stweart, Jeff George, Myron Rolle, Matt Leinart, Mark Brunnell, Ricky Williams, Howie Long, Edgerrin James, Eric Karros, Dusty Baker, Lennox Lewis, Oscar de la Hoya, John Starks
This episode covers major topics surrounding kicking and punting in the NFL from how to endure entering the NFL as a specialist, for example kickers and punters are cut from multiple teams before landing on a roster. Mr. Steinberg shares what attracted him to representing specialists such as:
Rolfe Benirschke – Kicker (San Diego Chargers, University of California, Davis, La Jolla High School)
Mike Lansford – Kicker (Los Angeles Rams, University of Washington, Pasadena City College, Arcadia High School)
Chuck Nelson – Kicker (Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings, University of Washington, Everett High School)
Nick Lowery – Kicker (Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Dartmouth College, St. Albans School)
Gary Anderson – Kicker (Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, Syracuse)
Lee Johnston – Punter (Houston Oilers, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, BYU, McCullough (The Woodlands, TX))
Jim Arnold – Punter (Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Vanderbilt, Dalton High School)
The Steinberg Sports and Entertainment clients are remarkable off the field as well. Their clients
retrace their roots. Through actions such as setting up foundations, or creating a scholarship fund to their high school or universities, the athletes become role models in their high school, collegiate, and professional communities. For example, Patrick Mahomes has the 15 and the Mahomies Foundations which focuses on helping youth charities. You can find out more at https://www.15andthemahomies.org
Mr. Steinberg shares how the best athletes learn to adopt a quiet mind, sharing stories of Super Bowl Winning Quarterbacks. Finally he shares how he has created the Leigh Steinberg Sports Agent Academy and the Leigh Steinberg Sports Career Conference to train the next generation of sports professionals to ensure that they conduct themselves with high ethics and morals.
Finally he talks about how Cameron Crowe hired his as a technical advisor to the movie, Jerry Maguire, starred by Tom Crews.
Rob Roche, who is another NFL agent, shared many stories about his clients found on this podcast episode. Please check it out below:
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