With Sean Davis entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019, there is a good chance that the front office will approach him about a new contract this offseason. But for those hoping for a simple negotiation, the safeties decision to switch agents earlier in the week should be a signal that coming to terms on a new deal might not be so straightforward after all.
As per Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal, Davis has now signed with Rosenhaus Sports Representation (RSR).
The move marks a significant upgrade in the player’s representation in terms of the client list that he is now a part of, led by one of the most famous names in the business in Drew Rosenhaus. Leaving MBK Sports, a firm that boast just eight current NFL players as clients on their website, Davis will now be represented by a much bigger agency with more than 10 times the number of players on their books.
Davis is not the only Pittsburgh player to sign with the same company that represents former Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown this year, with cornerback Mike Hilton also signing with the firm a few weeks ago.
Joining RSR should not necessarily be seen as a sign that Pittsburgh will have anywhere near the same issues they had with Brown or even protracted negotiations, but it should be an indication that the Steelers will not be getting away with any under market value offers either.