Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis is having a hard time finding an agent he likes. On Wednesday, he and Kennard McGuire – the agent who helped stir up controversy by advising Hillis to miss a game against the Miami Dolphins due to strep throat – parted ways, leaving Hillis without representation as he and the Browns work towards a new deal.
This wouldn’t be such big news if McGuire wasn’t already Hillis’ third agent in a year. And with all the controversy that has followed Hillis since the start of last season, this is only another layer to an already confusing – but quite intriguing – story.
Hillis has to wait five days after sending his letter of termination to the NFL Players Association before signing with a new agent. This all comes at an awkward time, as the Browns are trying to work out a new deal for the running back. To further complicate matters, the team is not expected to place the franchise tag on him, as the tender is expected to be somewhere around $7.7 million.
If the Browns do re-sign Hillis, it will likely be an incentive-laden deal that will end up being less than the tender awarded by the franchise tag.