Apparently Jay Z isn't the only famous rapper-turned-sports agent.
After spending several years in the rap game, Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams have founded their own company known as Cash Money Sports. They also have their first client in former Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans, according to TMZ Sports:
Cash Money Sports is officially in business -- TMZ Sports has learned the agency has just signed its first high profile athlete ... Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans.
Evans -- considered one of the best players in the upcoming NFL Draft -- had initially hired another agency to rep him ... but we're told Evans has now signed on the dotted line with Cash Money.
TMZ's report was updated to say that Cash Money will be working with Evans' agency, Priority Sports, but that the terms of the relationship are unclear.
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report also tweeted that Evans has not made a switch in agents:
Contrary to TMZ report, Mike Evans' agent, @DerykGilmore, tells me the Texas A&M WR and likely top 10 pick has not made a change in reps.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 16, 2014
The 20-year-old took his first official photo and posted it on his Instagram account:
Nick Underhill of Massachusetts Live retweeted the photo from TMZ and gave his thoughts on the move for Evans:
Evans' new representatives won't have to work too hard to promote their only soon-to-be NFL client after what he did on the field for the Aggies. As for his own promotion, he didn't waver when asked about his ability, per Jim Corbett of USA Today:
There’s a lot of great receivers in this draft. Don’t get me wrong. But I feel I’m the best one.
I get a lot of Vincent Jackson comparisons. That’s a great comparison. But I think Brandon Marshall. He’s vicious after the catch, big receiver who can go up and get it, catch it real well.
The 6'5", 231-pound receiver finished his career at Texas A&M with 151 receptions for 2,499 yards and 17 touchdowns in just two seasons with the program.
He started all 26 games in college and was a first-team All-American in 2013 after notching 69 receptions, 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Is this a smart move for Evans?
He is widely projected as a first- or second-round pick and is seen as a physical specimen who could fit in with any NFL team. According to NFL.com, he ran a 4.53 40-yard dash and has a 37-inch vertical.
Could this lead to Johnny Manziel signing with Cash Money Sports and joining his former teammate?
Manziel is currently signed with Select Sports Group, but it's always possible he could make the move with Evans, as TMZ Sports suggests.
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