Joe Linta, Connecticut’s Sports Agent

(Mara Lavitt/New Haven Register)

(Mara Lavitt/New Haven Register)

Is there a market for sports agents in Connecticut?  This is a question that I have been asked a number of times.  My response is often “yes, see Joe Linta.”  (Also, see my post “Is There A Market for Sports Agents in Connecticut?  Next Question!”)

Chip Malafronte of the New Haven Register, wrote an interesting feature on Linta, who represents 11 players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft.  One of the most interesting elements of the story is how Linta carefully screens the players that seek his services, even putting them through his own workout:

A lot of that is to see what kind of kids they are…I’m definitely an acquired taste.  I’m not for everyone. I can’t tell a kid he’s going to be a second- or third-round pick when I know he sucks.

Malafronte also writes about Linta’s propensity for representing lesser known talents, such as former Delaware QB Joe Flacco, now with the Baltimore Ravens:

I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t use him. But if you’re a fringe guy; not a guy who’s going to be a top pick, but someone without high visibility; you need someone like him. He has a history of helping those kinds of guys get into the league, and the people around the league know that and respect his opinion. He’ll definitely get you a shot.

Click here to read the entire article.


  1. anthony r caruso says:

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  1. […] Joe Linta, Connecticut’s Sports Agent, was also the subject of an interesting draft-day story line.  Linta represents Yale’s Shane Bannon, who was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 7th Round. […]

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