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Andrew Brandt

ESPN & SI “Business of the NFL” Analyst

With over 25 years of experience in professional football, Andrew Brandt is considered one of the top sports executives in the industry. Brandt is currently a Sports Business Analyst on ESPN providing insight on the leagues’ labor news, player acquisitions, and other key areas in the business of sports. He appears and comments regularly on all ESPN platforms including “SportsCenter.” “Outside the Lines,” “First Take,” ESPN radio programs, and SI.com.
After attending Stanford University and Georgetown University Law School, Brandt worked for ProServ, Inc., representing top athletes such as Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Boomer Esiason. Brandt left ProServ in 1990 to become the General Manager of the Barcelona Dragons in the NFL's World League, introducing American football to Spain. He led the team through its appearance in the inaugural World Bowl in 1991 at London’s Wembley Stadium. At this time Brandt was the youngest GM in professional sports. Following the suspension of the World League, Brandt returned to player representation for Woolf Associates, representing NFL players including Matt Hasselbeck, Adam Vinatieri and Ricky Williams.
In 1999, Brandt joined the Green Bay Packers as their Vice President. Brandt negotiated all player contracts, managed the NFL Salary Cap and handled football operations. While with the Packers, Brandt’s skillful management earned him professional acclaim within the league. Highlights from his tenure with the Packers include hosting the NFC Championship Game in 2008 and negotiating contracts for most of the players who eventually led the Packers to their Super Bowl XLV victory. Brandt left the Packers in 2008 following their hosting of the NFC Championship Game.
Off camera, Brandt is a regular columnist for ESPN.com, providing readers perspective, insight and analysis from his unique vantage point. He also contributes to the website he founded, The National Football Post (nationalfootballpost.com). His columns have become a “must read” for sports industry executives and fans alike. Brandt is also a regular columnist for the Huffington Post, Forbes, and the Sports Business Journal and a sought-after speaker on business issues in sports, having lectured at several universities and corporate gatherings.
Most recently, Brandt was appointed as the Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova University School of Law. In this new position, Brandt developed the sports law curriculum and programs, teaches selected courses and seminars, and coordinates a sports law internship program, among many other responsibilities for Villanova’s new Study of Sports Law program.
In addition to his role at Villanova University School of Law, Brandt is a full-time Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and teaches classes in Negotiations and Sports Law. His classes are among the most popular at Wharton, bringing a practical perspective from over twenty years in professional sports on both sides of the business.
Brandt and his wife, Lisa currently live outside of Philadelphia and have two sons, Sam and Max. He has an avid Twitter following, with over 126,000 followers. His interests include playing jazz piano, running and biking, as well as competing in sprint triathlons.
ESPN & SI “Business of the NFL” Analyst

With over 25 years of experience in professional football, Andrew Brandt is considered one of the top sports executives in the industry. Brandt is currently a Sports Business Analyst on ESPN providing i...
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