Jennifer Garner sought out Megan Rogers—the Browns’ money manager—to prepare for her role in Draft Day. But her on-screen relationship with the leading man has left some women sports executives unable to suspend disbelief.
A few days before Draft Day began filming last summer, Jennifer Garner walked through the Browns’ facility and made a beeline for the office of Megan Rogers, Cleveland’s salary cap manager. “Megan,” pleaded the movie’s leading lady. “I want to know exactly what you do.”
Rogers was in the middle of working on rookie contracts. The last thing she wanted was to leak confidential information, or worse, have phone numbers and personal data get out.
“OK,” Rogers said. “Give me 10 minutes.”
Rogers sifted through spreadsheets, fudging numbers and names, and then summoned the Hollywood actress back in. For the next hour, and over several other salary cap sessions, Rogers taught Garner about signing bonuses, the rookie wage scale, and guarantees.
“Also, what it means to hit the cap,” Garner says. “Truth is, before shooting this movie or meeting Megan, I knew nothing.” (more…)