Houston-backed agent Leigh Steinberg lands Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch
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The inspiration for the “Jerry Maguire” movie about an idealistic sports agent portrayed by actor Tom Cruise, Leigh Steinberg has landed the equivalent of franchise quarterback Frank “Cush” Cushman in real life.
One of the most famous sports agents for four decades, Steinberg, 66, is orchestrating a major comeback by signing strong-armed, imposing Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch. One of the top NFL draft prospects, Lynch officially declared for the draft on Thursday on the Memphis campus.
After representing Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Warren Moon, Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Bledsoe in a successful practice that started with him signing top overall pick and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Steve Bartkowski in 1975, Steinberg relaunched his business, Steinberg Sports & Entertainment after conquering alcoholism and financial issues. Based in Newport Beach, Calif., Steinberg and Philadelphia-based agent Chris Cabott are working in tandem to guide Lynch and his family into the NFL.
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