SIG’s Football division is a full-service sports agency comprised of honest, ethical, passionate professionals who are committed to providing our clients with the necessary tools to support all of their career ambitions from philanthropic endeavors, to endorsements, to innovative digital content and marketing. Our goal is to maximize your annual income and net worth as well as build your portfolio to insure financial security long after the conclusion of your career as a professional athlete. We are a family company that believes in hard work and communication with an unconditional commitment to our client’s success.
We are unique to the sports management world because our roots are an equal mixture of certified contract negotiation, marketing, endorsements and all aspects of financial management. We strongly believe in putting our client’s needs above everything else. Our approach to client service is geared to ensure that you and your family will maintain a high quality of life long after your playing days are over. Your SIG team is built around you and your individual needs. Together, we’ll maximize your income and net worth and help you realize your goals. Uncle Sam can sometimes be an unwelcome relative. We’ll help you through the maze and maximize your liabilities.
Marketing & Endorsements
SIG provides our athletes with top of the line marketing options, including hiring their own team, to help our clients develop their influence off of the field by establishing strategies and creating unique opportunities for our football clients.
We offer the following services in our expanded global marketing sector:
- Increase off-field opportunities by establishing endorsements, social campaigns, content, and philanthropic initiatives that will bring your brand to life both during and after football
- Partner with Public Relation firms that will organically tell your story through traditional, digital and social media platforms ensuring that you receive significant coverage
- Assistance with website design, logo, and business card profile
- Promote radio and television appearances
- Entertainment interests
- Camps and mini clinic implementation
- Networking opportunities with influential partners
- Empower clients with the tools they need to get the results they want
When SIG sits down at the bargaining table with a future employer on your behalf, it’s good to know you’ve got proven experience on your side. Experience that has made us one of the top sports management companies in the world. Experience that includes negotiating one of the largest contracts for a franchise in the history of the NFL. SIG has a solid knowledge of the NFL collective bargaining agreement. We perform extensive research on prior year contracts, the current rookie cap and the overall salary ceiling for each team. We are equipped with statistical and other data to negotiate the best possible contract on your behalf. And since SIG works with both top certified public accountants and certified contract negotiators, we are able to structure contracts that not only meet financial needs, but also minimize tax burden.
Negotiating the best possible contract is only part of the picture. After the contract has been signed, your money needs to be administered properly. We educate our clients on how to live within their means, make smart investments and financially prepare for life after sports. Ultimately, you the client have full control over your finances. But since we have been serving clients for several years, we are experienced in the highs, lows, achievable goals and unrealistic expectations sudden wealth can mean.
Annual Tax Preparation
SIG works with accountants that have prepared hundreds of federal and state income tax returns for professional athletes. They are experts in preparing tax returns and the cost for this service is included in our fees for contract negotiation. In other words, there’s no hidden charge for this service. Athletes frequently have distinct and complex financial issues and nobody knows how to untie and explain these issues better than the accountants that work with SIG. It’s also good to know that the people who do your taxes are the same people implementing and administering your financial plans. We have a careful system of checks and balances to ensure your financial team is working together and that your interests are being well-served.
Combine & NFL Draft Preparation
The scouting combine and the NFL Draft represent your entryway into the NFL. SIG will help you prepare both physically and mentally for the rigors of the workouts by matching you with the best weight and speed training program to increase your performance. We’ll review and run down all the position drills so you will go in with the confidence of knowing exactly what’s expected by scheduling your team workouts so you’re always performing at your best.
- Preparation for team interviews
- Real estate acquisition and financing
- Assistance in obtaining a line of credit
- Individual estate and gift tax planning
- Bank account reconciliation and management
- Post sports career development
Coming out of Temple I was looking for an agent who was trustworthy and loyal as I entered the 2011 NFL Draft. I can say that Chad Wiestling personifies all that and more. With Chad, I know I have a trusted agent in my corner for not only dealing with my contract and playing situation on the field but all of the non-football activities that surround a professional athlete. Chad has worked tirelessly in helping me achieve my goals, placing the right team around me and protecting me from the pitfalls all too many athletes can’t avoid. Above all, I know that whether it be in negotiations, marketing deals, financial decisions or personal issues; Chad’s motivations stem from what’s best for my family and I; not what suits his best interest.
Chad Wiestling has been my agent for 10+ years, he has close ties with all 32 NFL teams and has helped orchestrate over 40 workouts over the course of that time. He is not only a trusted business partner but I consider Chad a member of the family. Chad has been on both sides as a former college and professional player along with having worked as a NFL scout learning all the intricacies of the business. Chad is a leader and a great person.