Several players have expressed their concerns on Twitter
Many players’ agents, might discourage their clients from using Twitter, because it is so easy to get in trouble. In this case, however, it provides a useful function, because it has allowed the rank and file within the players union to show their support for Tretter’s position. That’s useful for the owners also, because they know that the position is likely to win acceptance if the players are behind it.
Important support comes from Stars such as the Seahawks superstar quarterback Russell Wilson, who reminds us that he has a family to care for just like the rest of us. His words carry extra weight because he is a star, but the vast majority of NFL players are actually family men, not playboy types.
Patrick Mahomes was careful to not sound too negative, but also make it clear that there needs to be a legal agreement in place for this season to take place. Very likely there will be.
J.J. Watt points out that there are a lot of practical matters that he just does not know the answer to right now. Maybe there are answers and it could be cleared up quickly, but if so the communication has not made it to his level.
Hopefully, Myles Garrett is getting advice from agent Bus Cook before he sends out his Tweets. There was nothing wrong with what he said, but Garrett likes to express his opinion, and Cook should be able to help him anticipate when there could be problems.
Getting advice from your agent on social media is kind of like wearing a mask against Covid-19. It may not be 100 percent effective, but it is a good idea.