Saturday, September 14, 2013
Short review of A Most Unusual NFL Player Negotiation
Rating: 4 of 5 stars (very good)
This short book written by the agent for former NFL safety Wes Hopkins is an interesting recap of the path taken by Himes and Hopkins to secure the contract for Hopkins' s last season. After posting times in the 40 yard dash that would be considered slow, the Philadelphia Eagles released Hopkins. But he wasn't ready to quit. I won't give away the rest of the story here, but let's just say that the title of the book is very accurate. The only giveaway I will state here is that the Kansas City Chiefs were also interested in signing Hopkins. But the usual bidding war was not what took place.
Hopkins was a very popular player during his career with the Eagles so Philadelphia fans would enjoy this book as would any serious NFL fan or someone who wants to learn a little bit about what goes on during player negotiations. Very good short read. Rated four of five stars.