Pretty much the only thing anyone is talking about after the San Francisco 49ers’ Monday night preseason game was quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s continued concerning play — he left the field with a 0.0 quarterback rating.
But for at least one man, there was a moment in the third quarter that meant more than Garoppolo’s play.
‘Easily my greatest moment’
On Tuesday, agent Brett Tessler tweeted video of one of the players he represents, 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, scoring to put San Francisco ahead. The 27-year-old has bounced around quite a bit in his first couple seasons in the league, but seems to have found a home with the 49ers.
At the end of his impressive 30-yard run, Mostert emphatically makes a “T” with his arms.
“Easily my greatest moment as an agent,” Tessler wrote. “[Mostert] told me before last night’s game that he’d score a touchdown and raise a ‘T’ in honor of my dad who recently passed. Beyond speechless.”
Harry Tessler died August 5 in Florida; he was 98.
It was a small gesture but clearly meant a great deal to Tessler. In a message to Yahoo Sports, he said Mostert had never met Harry Tessler, so it was a reflection of the relationship between agent and player.
“Raheem knows how close I am with my family and he's all about family himself. In fact, Raheem is very much a part of our family. Our kids love seeing him, and my wife and I love spending time with he and his wife,” Brett wrote.
Too often, the stereotype of a sports agent is of a conniving character, but more often than we know, the relationship between players and agents goes beyond money and transactions.
Easily my greatest moment as an agent... @RMos_8Ball told me before last night's game that he'd score a touchdown and raise a 'T' in honor of my dad who recently passed. Beyond speechless... pic.twitter.com/BE8vCtTSIG
— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) August 20, 2019
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