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Esquire Network Greenlights ‘Jerry Maguire’-Inspired Series ‘The Agent’

The 10-part documentary series following NFL agents will premiere in July

“Jerry Maguire” was a breakout hit for Tom Cruise in 1996, and now real-life sports agents will be shouting “show me the money” on Esquire Network’s “The Agent.”

The 10-part documentary series, which premieres in July, follows the agents behind the NFL’s biggest stars and the plays they make for their clients off the field.

With exclusive access kicking off at the beginning of the 2014 NFL season in September, “The Agent” chronicles the journey leading up to the 2015 draft, according to a statement to TheWrap. The series offers an inside look at the cutthroat business including contract negotiations, endorsement deals, recruiting, training and meetings with players and scouts to give a raw insight into the million-dollar dealings.

“The relentless ambition, ruthless pressure and high-stakes of the pursuit to securing that top pick are revealed. Some call it the hustle and grind, but it’s all about survival,” the statement from Esquire said.

The agents profiled on the show are:

  • Jeff Guerriero: Since 1998, he’s represented over 100 professional football players and has negotiated over 130 NFL contracts to date. He’s got those invaluable contacts to ink the big deals.
  • Peter Schaffer: As a certified NFL agent for 24 years, he’s negotiated over one billion dollars in contracts and has had the honor of representing such Hall of Fame greats as Barry Sanders and William Roaf.
  • Sunny Shah: Prior to becoming one of the youngest and most successful independent sports agents in the business, he worked on Wall Street. Having represented two top 15 NFL draft picks, his name has quickly become synonymous with some of the NFL’s most promising first-round picks.
  • Ed Wasielewski: After attending Villanova and Temple Law School, he’s now put everything on the line for these young football players. With 10 years as a professional agent under his belt, he’s ready for some big signings.

“The Agent” is executive produced from Emmy Award-winning producers Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen from Herzog & Company/HCO (“The Sixties”) executive produce, with Emmy Award-winning producer Vincent DiPersio and Josh Mamann. Nicole Zien from HCO is co-executive producer.

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