Former NFL “Super Agent” Leigh Steinberg has regained control of his life and career after dealing with alcoholism that took everything from him. The man that inspired the famous movie “Jerry Maguire” currently represents 18 NFL players which includes Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback, Patrick Mahomes II and Denver Broncos Quarterback, Paxton Lynch. Over the course of his career, Leigh has secured over $3 billion for 300-plus clients. Steinberg has signed USC Running Back Ronald Jones II and North Texas Running Back Jeffery Wilson to represent in this year’s NFL Draft.
Ronald Jones II rushed for 1,550 yards and 19 touchdowns this season which earned him All-Pac 12 First-Team honors. In his career he rushed for 3,619 yards on 591 carries, and a 6.1-yard average leaving him at number five on USC’s career rushing list. The former USC Trojan is projected to have his name called between rounds two and three.
Steinberg will also represent Jeffery Wilson who ran for 1,215 yards this season and 16 TDs for the Mean Green. In his career at North Texas he ran for a total of 3,205 yards and 32 TDs.
Per an article from Newsday, Steinberg acknowledges his past and stated that “having gone through a period of struggle, financially and with substance abuse, it gave [him] a larger perspective and a better ability to understand what many people go through.” Steinberg will be able to use the lessons of his past struggles to better serve his clients as he continues to rebuild his business.
Source: Sports Agency Blog