Jaw dropping performance with jaw dropping figures:
From the Denver Post:
"... I'll be surprised if (the family) doesn't take a serious look at dropping amateurism," said A.J. Maestes, a sports marketing expert and president of Navigate Research in Chicago. "The next four years will be the most she'll ever make in her life. She's so young and is a potential medalist in (the 2016 Olympics in) Rio. She has four great years of exposure.
"I honestly think she could make $2 million a year for four years. It's not crazy to think she'll get a four-, five- or six-year deal for $2 million a year." Added Robert Tuchman, president of Skylight Entertainment in New York, which specializes in marketing athletes, "She seems to be in the $1 million, $2 million range. (What) it comes down to at the end of the day (is) how good is her agent going out there and negotiating? There's no real comparison in the endorsement game. "Certain athletes get tons and others don't...."
[Link]If any of Missy Franklin's entourage is reading, start at the top, avoid the usual swimmer agents. Go to CAA, in Beverly Hills. [Client List]