Nicole Lynn has made her mark in the sports world and her hard work is paying off. She is the agent for Eagles star quarterback Jalen Hurts, among many other NFL players. Hurts has led his team to the Super Bowl and has put himself in line for a huge new deal with the team that will be led by Lynn.
Who is Nicole Lynn?
The 34-year-old is a graduate of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in business Management and Doctor of Law (J.D.) with honors. She has spent time on Wall Street as a financial analyst early in her career before she made her pivot into the sports world in 2015.
In 2015, she became the first female agent to represent a top NFL agency when she took on the role at Players Rep. The company was acquired by Young Money APAA Sports Agency in 2107, owned by rap superstar Lil Wayne. Then, in 2021 she took her talents to Klutch Sports and became their new President of Football Operations.
“The adversity I experienced as a child definitely shaped my mindset as an adult. I knew that I wanted to escape that life, and I had to work hard to do it. So I have always done just that. I owe every bit of success I’ve achieved to my extremely dedicated work ethic and my unwavering faith in God,” said Lynn in a statement on her official website.
Lynn’s Client List
Lynn represents a variety of football players that includes rising NFL stars all the way down to rookies and future NFL stars. Her clientele list includes but not limited too: Quinnen Williams, Jalen Hurts, Devontae Smith, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Bailey Zappe. She also inked Will Anderson and Bijon Robinson, both players will be in the 2023 NFL draft.
She provides representation for players from 15 different NFL teams. Lynn provides representation for former Buccaneers defensive line coach Lori Locust, the first female assistant to win a Super Bowl.
“I know the agent world in the NFL, and all sports, is very male-dominated,” Hurts told Sports Illustrated in a 2022 interview. “But Nicole was really on top of her stuff. She was prepared. She knew what she was talking about. She was hungry. And she was determined. And I feel that determination like that never rests. Once you come across such a determined individual, that just hits me a little different.”
Life Outside of Sports
Lynn has ground hard to climb up the professional ranks in the sports agency world, but still found time to document her journey. She released a book in 2021, “Agent You,” that goes in depth about her being a trailblazer in a profession dominated by white males. They account for 68.6 percent of all sports agents in the U.S., and women account for just 23 percent. Black men and women only account for 10.4 percent.
I’ll be in New York City tomorrow. Hope to see you at my book signing!https://t.co/0FDQTu0L6Z pic.twitter.com/zHxVWMW3ZA
— Nicole Lynn (@AgentNicoleLynn) July 12, 2021