A recent report by the sports marketing agency of the NFL suggests that after-sale services companies like Cartier-Authorised After-Sales Service (CAES) are starting to thrive in the NFL.
The report, published on Sunday, says that the number of players participating in these services rose from about 30,000 in 2016 to about 250,000 last year, according to NFL Players Association executive director Deion Sanders.
The reason for this rise?
“It’s not that there are fewer players.
It’s that there’s more of them,” Sanders told NFL Network.
According to Sanders, these players are using After-Sale Services to get their NFL players’ names and contact information off the NFL marketplace, so they can then go and sign up with the NFL in-person at the team’s facility.
This has been a trend in the league for years, as players have started signing up with these services, even before the current wave of players entering the league.
Players like Michael Bennett, Justin Smith, and Arian Foster are all known to use CAES after-market services to get off the market, as well as running a website where they can sell their jersey numbers to fans, according a report from Pro Football Talk.
The trend of players signing up for after-sold services companies is growing, according the report.
“The number of [players] signing up to these after-sell services companies has grown exponentially,” Sanders said.
The NFLPA has not taken any position on whether players should be required to wear identification on their jerseys. “
For us, the NFL has been very good at providing information and services, but we also know that the players are getting better at getting information and getting information from us, and that’s why we’ve seen a lot of players starting to use these after sales services companies.”
The NFLPA has not taken any position on whether players should be required to wear identification on their jerseys.
It has, however, pushed for players to be able to wear their jersey number in public.
While the NFL is making strides to reduce the use of after- sales services, there are still many players who use these products in the name of the sport.
A recent study by research firm Sports Marketing Insights found that nearly one-third of players surveyed used these after sale services to buy merchandise during a game.
While Sanders said that players should use their rights under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the fact remains that many players are paying for these services.
Players can earn up to $50,000 for the services.
Sanders said that the NFLPA will be meeting with CAES representatives to discuss how the services should be regulated.
“We’ll be talking with them, we’ll be working with them to see how they can best protect the players, and to get to a point where we have a reasonable set of regulations and protections that will protect players and protect the integrity of the game,” Sanders added.