Lovie Smith has long been represented by agent Frank Bauer, whose client list includes many of the league's top coaches.
Matthew Smith, a second-year law student at Loyola, negotiated the two-year extension his dad signed with the Bears.
"I wanted a guy who could spend all his time with one client so that's what I did," Smith joked.
Smith emphasized that the decision was no reflection on Bauer.
"He's a top agent like everybody else," Smith said of Matthew. "He's going into sports law. I couldn't be more pleased with what my agent did."