Track & field athletes, agents, coaches, brand managers, fans... everyone in track & field, particularly long jumpers, would do well to spend some time watching other sports and seeing how things are done.
Big 10 football players' parents are petitioning the conference to reinstate the fall season. Cross-country and track & field athletes, whose sports are dependent on football, should throw their support behind these very public efforts.
Track & field does not make it easy to know who - or what - a professional track & field athlete is. National championship meets are more likely to surface students, side hustlers and ambiguities than an unequivocal pro.