The Lions want to work out a new contract with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Before they can do that, he needs to hire an agent.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Suh is expected to make a decision on a new agent by the end of the week. And, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported earlier on Tuesday, Suh is considering the possibility of representing himself.

The cynical, knee-jerk reaction to the possibility of Suh handling his own deal (I don’t know any cynics, unless they’re all lying) is that Suh would simply do whatever Jay Z advises him to do, given that: (1) Suh has hired Jay Z to represent Suh’s marketing interests; and (2) Jay Z isn’t certified to officially represent players for their football contracts.

The more accurate explanation could be that it’s simply what Suh wants to do.