Originally Posted by gosaspurs2150
You see, some unknowns here right? So you pretty much answered the question. He gets an agent. He would be stupid if he doesn't!
I think the difference here is that agents typically have an ongoing role/relationship to act on the player's behalf. They typically charge a percentage fee of the contract.
I'm sure TD has legal counsel that will review his contract and help with structuring, and that he will pay them on an hourly basis, which is peanuts in comparison to what agents charge. Then when the contract is signed they send him a bill for a few grand and go about their way.
But he doesn't need an agent to negotiate for him. He is a smart guy and this franchise will be straight with him.