Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller is in the midst of trying to secure a long-term deal that will keep him in Silver and Black for years to come. However, in trying to land a new deal, he’s made some changes in his pursuit. Most notably, he’ll now have the same representation that Antonio Brown once did when he came to the Raiders.
Waller recently cut ties with Klutch Sports Group which certainly caused buzz as he’s been in talks with the team in regard to an extension. Word is according to Pro Football Rumors; Waller is trying to become the highest-paid tight end in the NFL. George Kittle of the San Francisco currently is tops in terms of the tight end position. He currently makes $15 million a year; Waller is looking to top that at $16 million per year.
In hopes of achieving that lofty goal, Waller has joined forces with Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Baily, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio. He pointed out that the hiring came together right after the mandatory waiting period of five days.
Darren Waller is now with a proven negotiator that will get him top dollar
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As most Raiders fans will recall (though some would like to forget), Rosenhaus was Brown’s agent during his brief stint with the team. How did that whole relationship turn out? Well, Brown ended up suing Rosenhaus over claims of “double dealing.” Following Brown’s off-the-field issues, including being accused of rape and harassment, the two parted ways.
No one is claiming history will repeat itself; rather, it’s likely more of a coincidence. Nevertheless, fans can’t help but point out that the last time a high-profile player from Rosenhaus’ representation was on the roster, it didn’t work out too well. Luckily for the Raiders, Waller has his life in order and is nowhere near the human trainwreck that Brown was and arguably still is.
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