Agent Spotlight: Drew Rosenhaus

Drew Rosenhaus is an NFL sports agent and is among the best known sports agents in the world and is one of the NFL’s top agents. In 1989, at the age of 22, he became the youngest registered sports agent in the business.

Rosenhaus owns the Miami-based sports agency, Rosenhaus Sports Representation, and is well known for his aggressive tactics in representation of NFL clients, usually negotiating highly lucrative contracts.

Rosenhaus represents over 100 NFL players including:

  • Chad Ochocinco
  • Frank Gore
  • Lance Briggs
  • DeSean Jackson
  • Santana Moss
  • Brian Cushing
  • Anquan Bolden

By the middle of 2008, Rosenhaus and his partner and brother, Jason Rosenhaus, had negotiated 52 contracts valued at $588 million.


Rosenhaus attended and graduated from the University of Miami in 1987 and in 1990 he obtained a law degree from the Duke University School of Law.

Drawing heavily from his college connections, 24 of Rosenhaus’ 100-plus NFL clients are fellow University of Miami alumni. By 2008, he had reportedly negotiated over one billion dollars in NFL contracts.


Rosenhaus is well known for his aggressive tactics when it comes to the representation of his clients. In addition, he is also known for often generating large contracts for his clients. Early in his career as an agent he talked NFL general managers into allowing cameras to document the negotiations.

There are other NFL agents that have publicly and privately had issues with Rosenhaus and they claim that he sometimes violates NFLPA rules by contacting players who are signed with other agents. They claim that Rosenhaus uses players to recruit other NFL players and prospects, also a violation.

However, the NFLPA have no formal findings of any violations by Rosenhaus.


In a profession usually known for generally operating under the radar and behind the scenes, Rosenhaus has an eye for the spotlight. He has distinguished himself among fellow NFL agents for his numerous public appearances.

He serves as an analyst for Sprint Exclusive Entertainment, giving Sprint customers inside information on the wheeling and dealing going on in the NFL.

Rosenhaus is the only agent ever to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated and has also been featured on HBO’s Real Sports and Inside the NFL.

Rosenhaus is one of the most recognizable NFL player agents in the business and was the inspiration for the film “Jerry Maguire.”

“Show me the money!”

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