AN AGENCY TO ACCELERATE AND MANAGE YOUR NFL CAREER
Elton Patterson is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Franchise Sports Agency, Inc (FSA). Patterson played Defensive End in the NFL when he got drafted out of the University of Central Florida (UCF) in the 7th Round to the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2003 NFL Draft. Before being selected in the draft Patterson etched his name in the UCF Record Books when became known as the All-Time leader in Sacks with (33). Patterson played five (5) years in the NFL before retiring with the Jacksonville Jaguars. After his playing days were over, he returned back to UCF to earn a Master’s degree in Sports Management. In 2011, Patterson became a Certified NFLPA Contract Advisor. To his credit he was very influential and a key driving force for up & coming Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion with New England Patriots, Asante Samuel. He’s the author of the well-known book “Ambition Equals Success” and has been successful at several other business endeavors such as a real estate company, a car dealership, and state of the art yoga & massage studio. Patterson believes that “with over 15 years of experience, he’s acquired enough knowledge as a player and as a contract advisor that he can assist athletes throughout their entire career.” He also says that “cultivating relationships with the client and clients’ immediate family is key in developing and molding the character of an athlete.”
Our certified agents offer a wide range of services that prepare you for the NFL combine, manage contract negotiations, boost your marketing and endorsements, as well as planning your post-career.
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NFL COMBINE TRAINING
Franchise Sports Agency utilizes an extensive network to explore and develop new and innovative combine training strategies. We recognize that each athlete is unique, with individual needs, and there is no universal combine training plan. FSA has developed flexible combine training program options geared toward enhancing athletic performance in any situation.
MARKETING & ENDORSEMENTS
As a member of the FSA team, clients will enjoy the benefit of an in-depth, personalized marketing plan. Our marketing associates will assess the athlete’s positioning and implement a strategic marketing plan to build name brand recognition and maximize off the field revenue. Whether it is creating a lithograph for marketing purposes or securing the cover of the EA Sports Football cover. FSA aggressively pursues marketing opportunities for every client.
FSA has a history of securing, negotiating, and drafting marketing & endorsement agreements with companies such as: Nike, Reebok, Under Armour, Adidas, Sprint PCS, Panasonic, EA Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Topps Trading Cards, Upper Deck, Dick’s Sporting Goods, E! Entertainment Television, FOX Sports, ESPN, WEBN, Subway, PowerBar, Gatorade, Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, and many others.
In today’s sports world earning potential is limited to a relatively short period of time. As a result, FSA encourages and facilitates the strategic planning of post-career activities.
From the start, we work with our clients to assist in building relationships and business contacts that will help ease the transition from the playing field to the business arena. FSA will continue to work with the client through retirement to ensure a productive and fulfilling secondary career.
Franchise Sports Agency has quietly established a history of successfully negotiating several contractual agreements for its clients. Our success in attaining these contracts on behalf of our athletes is a result of our careful preparation, experience and commitment to our clientele. We enter each negotiation armed with an invaluable accumulation of knowledge involving a particular team’s negotiating strategy. Throughout the years, Franchise Sports Agency has been able to develop an array of industry contacts with the respective Players’ Associations, front offices and coaching staffs, which have proven to be a tremendous benefit when trying to maximize an athlete’s compensation.
As with so many things in life, the ability to conduct successful negotiations comes down to four key ingredients: experience, knowledge, commitment and effective communication.
We apply a team concept to negotiations, which takes advantage of our collective experience in developing a strategy and executing it. In every case, however, the client plays an active role and has final approval of the actual goals and plan. The following is a flow chart of our normal procedure in negotiations:
Develop Player Profile
Understand Collective Bargaining Rights
Project Team Needs
Salary and Bonus Analysis
Finalize Strategic Plan
Communicate and Negotiate Contract
Elton was an integral part of Asante Samuel’s $60 million dollar deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Asante entered the 2008 offseason as the top free agent in the NFL. He has since developed to one of the best corner backs in the NFL and is on his way to the Hall of Fame. "His business skills off the field are just as impressive and has managed to become a successful entrepreneur and great mentor to others.