NFL, Football, Corey Jackson discussed on KSFO Morning Show with Brian Sussman with Katie Green
And Katie green on talk radio five sixty K s I've been looking forward to talking to this guy for the last couple of days. This is Corey Jackson. Corey Jackson former NFL player with the Browns. And the Broncos went to the university of Nevada Reno and he has an organization that he's put together called quirks. Q W E R K e it helps among other things athletes professional athletes with their money. Hey, Cory, thanks for joining us on ks. Afo? How are you? Right. Well, listen, I've always been fascinated by the fact that you have so many of these guys in the NFL in the NBA in professional sports at large who are making all this money as young talented men, but they have no idea how to manage their money and just a few years out of the biz so to speak. They are broke. Obviously, this is concerned you too. Yeah. So so there's been issues with athletes and money over the years. I start all bystanders athletes have gotten a lot smarter. We use a lot of the same. Information and data when it comes to percentages and things of that happening. But a lot of that stuff is dated seventy percent, and you know, the divorce rate and things like that. You can go like ten years, and it's they're saying the same thing. Right. So no one's polling me and our guys and things like that. I ever there has been a problem. I think one of the things that happened with the athlete is especially when he goes the football a lot of uncertainty because there's a lot of uncertainty sometimes you can mismanage misappropriate your money. Let you have more than what you have. Or you have more time to stimulate more money than you have. Yes. And that makes a lot of sense because you're right. The average what does the average NFL career last probably three years at the most the average career. Yeah. Three years is that and so in that amount of time here thinking you're going to play ten years twelve years. So you start spending improperly this. This could happen to any young guy or any young gal for that matter who comes into a lot of money early in life. Right. Yeah. Absolutely. So what happens is you have these different groups of guys, right? You have the ultra superstar guys will make dollars. And then you have everyone else pretty much that are making smaller salaries. Oh, really example, my rookie year apple making go around three hundred thousand I had a teammate that that was one game. Check. And so you're kind of mixed up in this. Like the different schools of economics. And sometimes you can get confused by doing some of the things that the other guys are doing trying to actually that they may be able to afford to do and you may not be to be able to afford to do. A lot of that played the part. But what are the things that we're saying with my company is really focus on the wealth creation and accumulate shaven. How do you actually create because we don't get taught better that you guys are gonna make mistakes when money is going to happen. But what do you do like if it's is it over you is that right? Like once you your career, and you you've made mistakes with money. Can you not be super successful? And the answer is absolutely. Yes. You can't be successful. And there's things you can do. And so we really focus on connecting those athletes with companies and brands and entrepreneurial endeavors that's going to help them become successful laid on a like that is really important because there's so much value. And that experience of being an athlete, and so we look at that intrinsic value. And you say, let's nurturing that's extracted. That's an internal audit injected into those companies that brand so that we can create even more opportunity. I liked that Corey Jackson with us. Former football player Broncos Brown's the new businesses called quirks K, excuse me, Q W E R K Z. I like your story because you're a guy who went to the university Nevada Reno on a basketball scholarship, you had an opportunity during your college years to go overseas to play pro basketball. But you thought completing your degree was more important, correct? Yeah. Absolutely. I definitely wanted to complete my degree. It was it was twofold. I wanted to complete my degree because I was told that I have one right? I wasn't going to be capable of going to college and get a degree. So I really wanted to do that. And the other one other part of that was I wasn't ads excited about what overseas because my nature told me that I wanted to play at the highest level, and I believe and fortunately, that's what I got opportunity to play on the football team. Let's me. And so it was kind of my my my. Goal is to finish that degree. And then also my genetic makeup if I'm the tally said, hey. Cory. I I'm I'm a sucker for last chance you I love that program on net flicks. But what I see? So oftentimes with these kids who are trying to go to college to play football because they're ultimately goal is to play in the NFL. So many times you get the entire family banking on this kid to make it in the NFL and talk to us about that type of pressure. And and what do you think about that? Yeah. It's definitely a lot of pressure. I think that when you look at. Certain circumstances opportunities are few and far between when you see someone have opportunity to make it it really makes the whole savvy was support somebody. But that's going through. That is done the midst pressure, right? And it's very difficult because if you make a mistake, you don't make it, you know, it's hard to, you know, make it through that type of precious. But I think it also can be good, right? Because it can do for me. Anyway, it lot me. And I was so locked in. If I'm being a hundred percent, honest. I wasn't excited about school like in not. Because like I thought school was that. This wasn't good at it. Right. Like, I wasn't good at school. And I wasn't that excited about it. But I was really a great athlete. And so that was something that I would have a degree of. And that was something that was good. They came out of it forced me to push my limits, academically intellectually so that I can grow and get better. But see the thing that's different about you. You you really created a backup plan for yourself. Because while you're NFL career was very real. It was like so many short lives, and you were able to turn that around to create a business. So there's there's a lot going between your ears at the end of the day. Yeah. Absolutely. I think what happens to some of us at a lot of my friends did the same thing kind of your entry point into the league. And you start to see like like my first year in the league. Was off day was Tuesday. And I was out one of my good friends being a player Alabama, very long time. But he's going to buy he was born about Trump advocate, and we're hanging out in these. Oh, cool. All the way to go Trump. He had a fall. It was problem facility. They actually call it. Hey, bring your playbook that you go. Whoa. That's a real life experience. Right. So that made a lot of us think differently about what we need to do. 'cause 'cause I was so unsecure. And so I think when you sometimes when you get a a lot of money upfront, you'd know that you have a certain amount of security. So you may not think so much about train yourself from a business standpoint, right, then, but for us, how we were it made us think that way, that's my friend, and he's doing all..