Welcome to JL Sports

The team at JL Sports is comprised of individuals who are passionate about what we do.
We not only know and love football – all of us have spent more than our fair share of time on the field as players and coaches.
We are 100% committed to you and your career and we are 100% committed to football.

Our Commitment

We attribute our success over the last twenty-two years to hard work, honesty, a passion for the game, and our total commitment to our clients.

  • Honesty and integrity should never be sacrificed.
  • Agents should know football.
  • Players should be treated as family, not just clients.
  • Phone calls should always be returned.
  • Every player should receive their maximum value.

What We Offer Our Clients:

  • Pre-Draft Preparation & Evaluation
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Marketing
  • Money Management
  • Post Career


We are 100% committed to you.   We are 100% committed to your career.   We are 100% committed to football.


Joseph Linta

President | NFL Agent

“Of the approximately 800 NFLPA-certified agents, few command the attention of NFL front offices—or operate in unconventional ways—like Linta.” – Sports Illustrated
• Yale University (’83), Defensive Tackle
• 9 Years as a College Assistant Coach
• NFLPA Licensed Agent since 1990
• Negotiated the largest contract ever for an NFL player.


Nicholas Linta

Vice President of Football Operations | NFL Agent

Nicholas is Joe’s oldest son and has been around football since the day he was born. Playing at Hamden Hall and serving as a captain for the team he got to learn about the game first hand from Joe. He graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Business Administration, minor in economics and concentrating in Marketing and Management. He has also earned a masters from Northcentral University in Sports Management. Nicholas has developed a great eye for talent after countless hours of film study with Joe and has already begun to spot some promising talent for the future of the company.


James Cooper

NFL Agent | Brand Manager

James will serve as a certified NFLPA Contract Advisor while also specializing in recruiting, talent evaluations, contract negotiations, and brand development. He has been working in the client service industry with organizations such as the Miami Dolphins, AG Sports, and NCSA (Next College Student Athlete) after he graduated from Florida A&M University College of Law where he earned his J.D. James also played Defensive Back at Eastern Illinois University and now coaches DB’s and serves as the Defensive Coordinator for Coconut Creek High School in south Florida where he resides.


Jeremy Cohen

NFL Agent | Head of Marketing

Jeremy has been working in the industry since before graduating from college. Jeremy started early in wanting to learn the business of athlete representation, starting as an intern and working towards being a certified NFL agent. Jeremy focuses on client growth and marketing opportunities for players. He is an out of the box thinker with a competitive edge. He also played varsity football for Castleton University as a linebacker, having a love for the game on and off the field. Jeremy also graduated from Manhattanville College with a Master’s of Science in Marketing.


Logan Burns

NFL Agent

Logan got his first opportunity in the sports world before he graduated college when he focused on marketing and player analysis for Ascend Athletics and quickly rose the ranks to VP of Marketing. Logan graduated from Milligan College with a concentration in Sports Management & Marketing along with a Legal Studies minor. Logan also went on to earn his Master’s of Business from the University of Cincinnati while working at Ascend Athletics. Once Logan became a certified NFL Agent, he joined JL Sports in October of 2021. Logan continues to reside in Cincinnati and looks forward to making a difference in the sports agency business.


Will Shields

Offensive Line Consultant

Following his college football career as a Nebraska Cornhusker and winning the Outland Trophy, Will played 14 seasons in the NFL – all with the Kansas City Chiefs – and is a 12-time Pro Bowler. Now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Shields looks to train, prepare, and hone the skills of the next generation of NFL Offensive Linemen. Shields will review JL Sports’ prospects; film, work with them one-on-one to improve their technique, and mentor them on their path to the NFL. JL Sports is honored to have such a qualified and impressive member to our team, we know that as a past client of the agency Shields will certainly fit right in!


Lori Evon

Director of Client Services & Public Relations

Lori Evon is on staff with JL Sports in Marketing & Client Services. Lori has worked many years in the apparel industry. She also has an extensive background working with not for profit organizations, corporate sponsorship and event planning. She has been a member of the Walter Camp Football Foundation for over 10 years and is a member of the Board of Governors. Lori is is a graduate of Quinnipiac University.



1204 Main Street #179,
Branford, CT 06405


Phone: (203) 315-8334

Fax: (203) 315-8911


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