Steve Caric has not only been the best agent I could have ever asked for, he has also been an unbelievable friend off the field. Steve promotes a family atmosphere within his agency, and there isn’t an agent out there that is going to out work him; it is that blue-collar attitude that allowed him to secure me a pro bowl caliber contract after just 3 NFL seasons, as well as marketing money that I have been able to live on without touching my salary. CSM gives each of their clients personal attention that makes them feel like they are the #1 priority. I am so thankful for what Steve has done for me and look forward to the future together.
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
The CSM team has negotiated over $1 billion in professional sports contracts, have over 40 years of combined experience, and posses strong relationships with GMs, coaches and scouts throughout the NFL. In addition to employing an in-house cap expert, CSM has three NFL Player agents: Steve Caric, Travis Martz and Molly McManimie.
The 2016 contract Caric negotiated for Zach Ertz made him the 3rd highest paid TE in the NFL with the 3rd highest amount of guaranteed money at the position—despite the fact that Ertz had yet to make a Pro Bowl. The 2011 rookie contract he negotiated for Mason Foster includes the most guaranteed money in the history of the third round of the NFL Draft.
The CSM team have a complete understanding of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement and salary cap, and use their experience — coupled with exhaustive research and preparation — to aggressively negotiate contracts that create financial security for CSM’s clients and set new trends in the market.
The third round has created the biggest challenge in the new CBA, and one general manager also said linebacker Mason Foster’s rookie deal from 2011 is often a sticking point in negotiations. Foster, who is represented by agent Steve Caric, received $1.4 million in guaranteed money in 2011, which easily remains a record for any third-round pick. That was the first deal negotiated under the new CBA, when there was no precedent established, and it remains the outlier today.
Mike Reiss, ESPN