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Free Agent Financing

Financing for Professional Athletes Who Are Not Currently Under Contract, but Projected to Sign

Sure Sports provides bridge financing and bridge loans to players nearing or in free agency. We offer funding options of up to 10% of the free agent’s estimated market value or 30% of the team’s written salary offer to the free agent.

Benefits of Free Agent Financing

  • Finance up to 10% of a free agent’s projected market value
  • Payments deferred until the player is in season
  • Competitive interest rates indexed to the prime rate
  • Funds usually available within 2 business days
  • Once a contract is signed, the bridge loan can be increased to 30% of the free agent’s guaranteed salary
  • Loss of Value Insurance Premium Financing
  • Financing available for Non-US Citizens

Confidentiality is at the forefront of everything we do

Sure Sports maintains strict confidentiality in all communications. We prioritize protecting the privacy of our borrowers and take all necessary measures to uphold it throughout the process.

Free Agent Financing

Case Study


Sure Sports received a request from an NFL Player’s Wealth Manager for financing options to assist the player in purchasing a new home.


The former second-round pick was not only entering free agency, but he had tied up the majority of his assets in investments, creating a lack of liquidity.


The player was looking to finance the down payment on a $5M property in a short window of opportunity.


Sure Sports approved a short-term $2M loan to fund the down payment and complete the transaction, lending against the player’s Future Market Value.


Traditional banks were not able to provide the player with funds for his down payment due to their inability to recognize the athlete’s contract as an asset on his balance sheet.


Not only was Sure Sports able to recognize his NFL contract as an asset on his balance sheet, but we were also able to include his Future Market Value to ensure the loan amount was sufficient to serve his immediate need.

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