When Lamar Jackson left Louisville and declared for the 2018 NFL Draft, his decision not to hire an agent was viewed by some as peculiar.
Given that there are some questions about his pro potential, how he handled himself in interviews and workouts seemed likely to impact his draft stock. And apparently not having an agent has become a bit of a problem for Jackson.
Jackson chose not to run at the Louisville pro day, but he is throwing. However, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock claimed that scouts and NFL teams were having trouble scheduling workouts and meetings with Jackson, according to a tweet from Albert Breer on Thursday.
Of course, an agent would be the primary point of contact for these NFL teams as they attempt to bring potential prospects in for a look. So Jackson’s decision not to hire an agent is probably directly impacting the sentiment that he’s tough to pin down.
That being said, Jackson had a logical reason for deciding not to hire an agent in the first place. Rookie contracts are so cut and dry, that he simply decided he didn’t want an agent taking a cut of a contract that really didn’t require any negotiating.
However, he probably should have hired some sort of management to help guide him through this draft process in the absence of hiring an agent.