The Eagles announced on Thursday that they have named Andrew Brandt as a consultant to assist in the areas of player contract negotiations and salary cap management. In this role, Brandt will work closely with Eagles president Joe Banner with those matters through August, 2009.
Brandt is a founder and president of the National Football Post (nationalfootballpost.com), a unique online resource with information, analysis and insight into football from experienced industry professionals. Brandt left the Green Bay Packers last year after nine years as vice president, where he handled all player contracts and managed the salary cap for the Packers. Prior to that, Brandt spent many years as a player agent, representing NFL players such as Matt Hasselbeck, Adam Vinatieri and Ricky Williams.
Brandt resides in Philadelphia and teaches Sports Law and Negotiations at the University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton School of Business.
"Andrew has tremendous respect in both the NFL and the agent community," said Banner. "As a longtime colleague with the Packers, we always admired for his work in Green Bay handling player negotiations and managing the cap. We are delighted that he is in Philadelphia and we can now tap into his knowledge and expertise to help us in a consulting role through August."
Regarding his appointment to the Eagles, Brandt said, "The Eagles have always been a model franchise and a team ahead of the curve in their handling of the business side of football. As I am now living in Philadelphia and involved with The National Football Post and Wharton, I look forward to also working with the talented staff at the Eagles and providing whatever assistance I can to the organization."