One of the reasons often cited for the lack of progress towards an extension with Ndamukong Suh is the fact that he is in between agents at the moment. Well, maybe not, as it turns out. Waiting for Suh to name a new agent might be a mistake considering that may not happen.
According to NFL insider Mike Garafolo, Suh is considering representing himself.
One other guy toying w/ idea of representing himself (with some guidance from others, including Roc Nation) is Ndamukong Suh. We'll see.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 4, 2014
Suh holds a massive amount of leverage over the Lions but does that mean the process will be as easy as making his demands and letting the process sit? If so, cutting out an agent (and the commission) puts more money in Suh’s pocket. However, agents exists for a reason and the experience of going through dozens of contract negotiations would seem worthwhile considering the expected scale of Suh’s next deal.