IN THEIR WORDS
Choosing to sign with Steve Caric has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I met with a lot of agents coming out of Stanford but the others looked at me as an opportunity instead of a person. Steve was different, a genuine person that I could actually build a relationship with. Since signing with him I’ve met many like-minded people in the CSM Family who have the same core values, and who have made me feel welcome across the League. During my rookie season I faced a lot of adversity on and off the field, and I was very lucky to have Steve there to help me through that transitional period in my life. Everything he has done for me in my career has solidified that I made the right choice.
2019 Pro Bowl Tight End Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns
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.
Tight End Logan Paulsen, Atlanta Falcons
Since day 1 Steve Caric has represented me in the highest and most professional manner. Going through the agent process my dad talked to multiple agencies as I finished my last season at Stanford, and the thing that has never wavered is Steve’s honesty. He was one of the first people to recognize my talent, even before I became a starter, but he also never sugar coats anything or feeds me a bunch of BS. That trust is the foundation of our great business relationship and friendship. Additionally, the quality of Steve’s work is unmatched by the agents of my former Stanford and current NFL teammates. Whether you’re a high draft pick or undrafted like I was, Steve doesn’t treat you any differently or work any less for you. I got the same high quality service and attention when I was an undrafted practice squad player for the Steelers that I do now as a starter with a new contract in Arizona. In my opinion, there are 2 things you need in an agent: Someone honest and someone who will work his tail off for you to make sure you’re in an optimal position to have a successful NFL career. Steve exceeds that criteria in the highest regard.
Defensive End Josh Mauro, New York Giants
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.
Drew Bennett, Former NFL Wide Receiver
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 knowledgeable 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.
Russell Allen, Former NFL Linebacker
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.
Marlon McCree, Former NFL Defensive Back
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!
Trevor Davis, Green Bay Packers
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.
Jordan Tripp, Former NFL Linebacker
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.
Chris Owusu, Former NFL Wide Receiver