Joe Courrege NFL Agent Powerful Ally in Negotiations

The following article is from the Orlando Sentinel
By Dave Caldwell Philadelphia Inquirer September 1, 1990

PHILADELPHIA — A football fantasy that would have Lawrence Taylor lining up with the Philadelphia Eagles when they open their season against the New York Giants took wind Friday, and Coach Buddy Ryan fanned the flames for all their worth.

Eagles President Harry Gamble said the Eagles had held discussions with Taylor’s agent, Joe Courrege, about a possible deal that would bring Taylor, a nine-time player in the Pro Bowl, into Ryan’s already formidable defensive corps.

Taylor is locked in tough contract negotiations with the Giants. When talks stalled Thursday, Courrege asked the Giants for permission to explore whether other NFL teams would be interested in trading for his client.

There seemed to be a high degree of brinkmanship in the agent’s maneuver – and the Giants’ response. Just how serious the Giants are about trading away one of the most potent defensive forces in the NFL remained to be seen.

”We’ve touched base,” Gamble said of his talks with Taylor’s agent. ”That’s all that’s appropriate at this time.”

Asked whether he and Courrege had discussed specifics of a deal, Gamble replied, ”To talk about picks and players is really premature, as I’ve told you before.”

No doubt Ryan would love to have Taylor teaming up with the likes of Reggie White. Failing that, anything that makes life difficult for the Giants is, well, fun.

Ryan said after Friday’s practice that a deal for Taylor was not the remote possibility that it might appear to be. ”I don’t think it’s a bad chance,” he said. ”I think it’s a good chance.”

Gamble was much less optimistic. ”It’s hard for me to envision him being anywhere else but New York,” Gamble said.

While the Eagles’ camp buzzed, the Giants’ resumed talks with Taylor.

”We are involved in contract negotiations,” Giants General Manager George Young said. ”That’s what’s going on right now, we are trying to sign him. And so there are all kinds of things that occur when you try to sign players, and we are in that process.

”I’ve had three conversations with his agent today, that should lead you to believe that we’re communicating and trying to sign the player. That should give you some answer.”

About Joe

Joe Courrege, President of Car TV Media, Inc. has spent the last three decades developing his systematic program generating high gross profits for dealerships. While successfully representing 100’s of NFL players Joe moved into the car business purchasing his first dealership in the 70’s. This direct knowledge of the car industry gave Joe the blueprint to his successful formula. Joe now works with dealerships to achieve this same success proven in any market condition. Call us today to have Joe star in your Auto Dealership Commercial.