In just one year on the job, general manager David Caldwell and his staff are winning the trust of the agents around the league. In a poll of agents conducted by the National Football Post, the Jaguars were named as one of the five most trustworthy teams. The other four were the Packers, Seahawks, Giants and Vikings. Also getting mentioned were the Steelers, Falcons, Saints and Chargers. The five categories the teams were judged on were fairness in contract negotiations, open, honest and direct communication about clients, injury settlements, medical care and the business decisions that go along with it and the development of young players. The report on the Jaguars said, “Despite their current struggles, agents know where they and their clients stand with this team. The owner is going to be patient during the rebuilding process and the decision makers are not panicking and are looking towards building for the long term. The brass is always responsive and quick to give you honest feedback on your clients.’’ Although money is always the key factor in negotiations, the trust the Jaguars are building can help in luring free agents in the future.
Agents list Jaguars as one of the NFL's five most trusted teams
Jacksonville Times-Union | Jan 12