An EDGE is having an advantage over your opponent. At Upper Edge Management, our goal is to give you an EDGE by constantly providing information in every aspect of this industry. Whether on the field or off it, whether you’re a rookie or a vet, you will be a success. We believe each client is unique and there is no cookie-cutter approach. By being a boutique agency with the resources needed for your success, we are able to look back and understand why our team approach with clients has helped them achieve all of their goals.
We connect with our clients and their families on a personal level. This isn’t just a business to us, but a lifestyle. Our success is only determined by your success, which is why our motto is your vision is our vision.
With a long and established presence in the football world, the EDGE has a wide variety of resources and can offer those services to meet each individual client’s needs. Here at the EDGE, we work together to focus on maximizing the opportunities for our clients, both on and off the field. We are here to give a variety of advice, professional guidance, mentoring, and strategic counseling.
From contract negotiation, product endorsements, travel arrangements, and athletic training, the EDGE wants to be a step ahead and assist you with all your important decisions.
What we do is elite and forward-thinking. Our team has been in the game for 25+ years and the numbers speak for themselves. We have done multiple record deals and ground breaking deals including:
Created the "Junior Rule" for the Senior Bowl back in 2013 allowing under-classmen that already graduated to be eligible for the game
Created tax language in select rookie contracts that have saved clients millions of dollars.
Highest Paid Contract for a Right Guard in NFL History (Wyatt Teller)
Highest Paid D3 Player in NFL History (Ali Marpet)
First Player to play NFL & PLL at the same time (Chris Hogan)
HOW WE BRING THE EDGE...
A professional athlete’s career begins long before he is drafted and during this period there are many important decisions to be made. The EDGE will guide you every step of the way.
MARKETING & NIL
Our marketing team comes from the epicenter of corporate America, New York City. Our relationships run deep with Fortune 1000 companies, NFL & Team Sponsors, as well as executives for the league.
Our EDGE is our aggressive preparation + execution. We handle contract negotiation prep the same way a team puts together a complex game plan. Preparation is the key to success, which is why we’ve allocated a plethora of resources so we are prepared for any and all situations. Having a strong network gives you information that can be the most valuable commodity in negotiation.
POST CAREER PLANNING
We believe it’s the agent’s job to talk about the realities of the business and the average career span of a professional athlete. We understand that football will end at some point, and we don’t wait until that point to create a plan. During your career, we are constantly discussing your goals and vision. This forward-thinking will give you an EDGE in life after football. Unlike other agencies, we don’t stop working for you when football ends.