- Draft Preparation
- Career Management
We offer our clients a wide range of services to maximize their opportunities both on and off the field. Off-season training plans Investment counseling and budget management Legal assistance Tax planning and filing coordination Insurance counseling New city relocation Travel arrangements Personal services
- Contract Negotiation
JB Sports is one of the most powerful dealmakers in the NFL. With several precedent setting contracts and over 250 NFL contracts negotiated, JB Sports is committed to maximizing your earning potential. JB Sports is the leader in contract design and innovation adding value to every contract negotiated. We have humbly set the bar with numerous head turning deals for our clients. Contract extensions Trade requests and execution Handling all NFL grievances Fine appeals Injury settlements Free agency
- Marketing and Endorsements
At JB Sports we not only secure your marketing and endorsement deals, but we are obsessed with building your personal brand and creating a lifetime of brand equity. Our in-house marketing department will create, pursue and maximize your off-field earnings through strategic alliances with companies that share in your values and interests. The one thing we do differently from our competitors is blend your off-field interests with your football brand. Marketing and Endorsement services include: Product endorsements Licensing opportunities Shoe / apparel contracts Speaking engagements Football card deals Car deals Personal appearances / autograph signings Cell phone deals Radio / media appearances
- Public Relations
We understand the media’s impact on the public’s perception of an athlete. We will develop a social media strategy that allows you to interact with your fans and develop a strong reputation in the NFL community. Through our media outlet relationships, we will work to develop media exposure that highlights your on-field play while complimenting your off-field efforts.
- Post-Career Planning
JB Sports will assist you in preparing for life after football. We truly believe the best time to prepare is while you are in the spotlight as a player. We will help you secure post career opportunities and help you leverage your pro career into your off-field interests. JB Sports will guide you through the transition of your post-NFL career and prepare you for financial security. While you are focused on playing the game you love, we are aware that an NFL career can be cut short. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you are not caught off-guard should your playing career abruptly end.
- Draft Preparation
- Our Team
- Jack Bechta
Professional Background NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor since 1986 Registered Financial Consultant, 1985-2005 Licensed Real Estate Agent, 1983-1989 Licensed Insurance Representative, 1985-2005 Managed over $50 million as a Financial Consultant Retirement Specialist 1986-1990 Founded JB Sports, Inc. in 1991 College Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M-Kingsville Double Major, Finance & Real Estate Full football and academic scholarship Graduated with Honors in 1985 By the Numbers 20 current active clients 250 NFL contracts signed 1st through 7th round picks represented 5 NFL record-setting contracts Biography Born and raised in the Philadelphia, PA area, Jack grew up playing all sports until he earned a football scholarship to Texas A&M-Kingsville, where he played tight end while completing a double major in finance and real estate. Jack was exposed to nearly every aspect of professional football while in college, as many of his teammates and roommates were actively recruited by NFL teams. During his junior year, Jack actively got involved in screening agents for his teammates and even in the negotiation of signing bonuses. As a result, Texas A&M-Kingsville was an incredible classroom for Jack to learn the NFL player representation business. The college sent numerous players to the NFL, eight of which were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft – more than any other Division II school. Alumni include Hall of Fame offensive lineman and former President of the NFL Players Association Gene Upshaw, Green Bay defensive back Al Harris, Vikings superstar John Randall, Green Bay’s outstanding retired offensive lineman Earl Dotson, and the Philadelphia Eagles’ 1996 first round draft pick Jermane Mayberry. Dotson, Harris and Mayberry have all been represented by Jack. Jack graduated with honors in 1985 and accepted a position with E.F. Hutton, a top Wall Street investment firm. There he learned to manage money for some of the nation’s wealthiest individuals, including several NFL players. Recognizing football’s potential as an incredible entertainment medium, Jack relocated to San Diego, CA and began representing NFL players on a full-time basis in 1991. He built his clientele one client at a time by representing quality veterans and high draft picks from all over the country. For the last several years, JB Sports has steadily represented 20 to 25 players. Jack has no intention of growing JB Sports into the biggest agency in the business, just the best. He limits the number of new clients he signs each year to ensure managed growth and quality representation. In addition, Jack’s qualifications truly separate him from his competitors. Today, JB Sports Inc. has evolved into one of the industry’s most reputable agencies. JB Sports Inc. is recognized by players, general managers, coaches, negotiators, and media entities as a powerful deal-maker that consistently puts its clients’ best interests first and foremost.
- Ryan Hays
Ryan Hays is a graduate of The University of Arizona. After college Ryan played on the Arizona amateur golf circuit where he developed a knack for handling pressure under fire. He received his J.D. cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, and served as a member of the prestigious Law Review. While in law school Ryan worked with Wasserman Media Group and Encore Sports and Entertainment pursuing marketing and endorsement opportunities and assisting in developing athlete brands. Ryan began working with JB Sports in 2009 and works closely with JB Sports clientele in every facet of their professional career. Ryan is the right hand man at every step and committed to creating opportunities for JB Sports clients.
- Katie Brenske
Katie graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and Business Administration. She began working at JB Sports in 2010 and works directly with clients, serving any of their personal needs. Katie assists JB Sports clientele with relocation, travel arrangements, housing searches, social media management and any other day-to-day need.
- Jack Bechta