IN THEIR WORDS
Going into the agent process I didn’t know what to expect, but looking back I’m so grateful and happy that I picked Steve Caric. I owe a lot to him – he helped me get drafted higher than anyone projected, he landed me a bunch of marketing deals, and he helps me with any issues I have during the season so I can stay healthy and focused on football. Picking him as my agent is one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.
CSM embraces the ideals that typically lack in the industry. Steve Caric sees athletes as unique individuals, separate from their sport, rather than molds of the same person. This distinct perspective allows Steve to form close interpersonal bonds with his clients, which not only results in him understanding & predicting their needs, but more importantly, it promotes an atmosphere of family, which I believe is unique to CSM.
Steve Caric was integral in negotiating my $30 million contract with the Rams. It made me very comfortable working with someone that I consider a truly great friend, and someone that I know has good relationships with NFL general managers, execs and coaches. I have been represented by a big agency, and I am much more satisfied with the results and attention I get from CSM.
I always knew I had the best agent in the business, and it became more obvious when it came time to negotiate my second contract. Not only was Steve able to negotiate a deal that changed my family’s life forever, he was able to do so in such a positive way that the front office people in my organization raved about what a pleasure he was to work with for weeks after the deal was done. He was so knowledgable and prepared for every conversation with the team that they had no choice but to give him what he asked for. His tireless work ethic and commitment to his clients is unparalleled and it showed again during my contract negotiation.
As a player you want to know that your agent is someone you can trust and count on to handle the unpredictability of NFL front offices and management. With Steve Caric, I had just that. He is very proactive and forward thinking, which gives his clients great peace of mind. When I doubted whether signing a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers was a good idea, Steve’s calm and confidence in me helped strengthen my own resolve. As a result, I signed a $16-million deal with the San Diego Chargers the following year.
I was projected to go undrafted, but Steve Caric saw something in me and wanted to represent me. Since day 1 he marketed me to NFL teams, and provided me with the best training facility out there in California Strength to put me in the best position to succeed. I was drafted in the 5th round and I can’t thank Steve enough for making that happen. He’s on top of everything and is always there when I need him. His preparation and attention to detail is second to none, and I couldn’t recommend him and the CSM team more highly. Thank you CSM!
The agent selection process was exhausting, & I had no idea who I was going to choose until Steve Caric came into the picture. Steve is genuine, & he does everything he says he will do & more He has never said a bad word about anyone, & no one has ever had a bad thing to say about him. Steve created a tailor-made Combine prep program that prepared me to be my best at the Senior Bowl & Combine. I’m thankful to him for increasing my Draft stock, for always looking out for me, & for being there for me whenever I need him. The relationship that my family & I have with Steve is incredible. You just feel like you know him from day one because he is such a good person. I’m lucky to have an agent who will always fight for me, & will have my back no matter what.
Steve is family. Our relationship started when he unshakably represented me despite my injury-plagued Senior year at Stanford. While others made ‘business decisions’ and fled, Steve stuck to his word and got to work for me. Steve is always available, actively communicates with my family, and took the steps necessary to help give me peace of mind on the field. He is genuine and hard working, but the thing I appreciate most about him is his friendship. I know our relationship will last well after football, and I am forever grateful for his dedication to my journey.