Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has finally decided on an agent, and now both sides can begin negotiating what will be a monster deal for one of the NFL’s most popular defensive players. Suh received an incredible rookie contract, but he still fired his previous agent Roosevelt Barnes this offseason with negotiations looming. It was Barnes who gave Suh a lucrative contract, as well as the shrewd option to void the dirt cheap, final year of his deal in 2015. He’s essentially heading into a contract year, and the Lions will do whatever they can to lock him up.
The Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen reports that Ndamukong Suh has decided to hire Jimmy Sexton of CAA Sports as his agent, bringing a month-long game to an end. The 27-year-old Nebraska product will almost certainly be a Lion for the next several years, but it will be interesting to see just how much he will cost the organization.
There are several people who believe that the Lions should try to trade Suh or simply ask him to take some sort of a hometown discount, but neither seems like a likely scenario. Suh appears hell-bent on getting a monstrous payday soon, otherwise he wouldn’t have fired Barnes in the first place.