Why Baker Mayfield hung up on Brett Favre’s agent
For Baker Mayfield, you can’t put a price tag on due diligence.
During the latest episode of the docu-series “Behind Baker,” the Oklahoma quarterback detailed a conversation he had with Brett Favre’s longtime agent, Bus Cook, who has secured over $1 billion in NFL contracts.
“Bus Cook, Brett Favre’s agent, great story. Every agent does the same thing, they give their résumé, what they’re about, all this stuff,” Mayfield said, via DieHards.com. “Finally, when he was about to give me a chance to talk, he asked, ‘So, when did [former head coach] Bob Stoops start recruiting you?’ And I said ‘Excuse me?’ and then he repeated the question.”
Mayfield, 23, first walked-on as a freshman at Texas Tech ahead of the 2013 season. Mayfield transferred to Oklahoma after the season, and Stoops confirmed Mayfield would walk-on for the Sooners. Mayfield would not be eligible to play until the 2015 season, as a result of a failed appeal fighting Big 12 Conference transfer rules. He was named the Sooners’ starting quarterback in August 2015.
“I just said, ‘I gotta go’ and then I hung up,” Mayfield recalled. “It’s like, if you’re going to pursue a guy and say that you want him and you want to be that guy that’s going to be there for him, why not do your research?”
The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner is expected to be one of the top selections in Thursday’s draft. He is represented by Capital Sports Advisors, which is based in Boulder, Colo.
As for Cook, despite missing out on Mayfield, he still counts Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett as clients.
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