No, this isn’t about the latest Deadspin item regarding Brett Favre’s alleged off-field texting activities. (More on that later.) It’s about a second career that Favre may or may not be pursuing.
Long believed to be destined for television after he retires, the obligation to prepare and to shave and to wear shoes consisting of something more than a foam pad and a rubber strap where the toes go may be more work than Favre wants to do.
Though there’s no reason at this point to believe that Favre will be working for his agent, Bus Cook, we’re told that Favre already has been put to work by Cook. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Favre is believed to have attended Cook’s meeting with Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and members of Newton’s family.
Cook, who has represented Favre for years, is one of several finalists to represent Newton at the NFL level. The meeting occurred in Atlanta.
There’s nothing wrong with Favre being involved in the sales pitch to Newton, now that Newton has left school and applied for the draft. And it’s not the first time a current or former player has helped his agent secure a new client. It’s unusual for the player to actually attend meetings with the prospective client.
Cook has not immediately responded to a request for confirmation and for comment as to the details of the arrangement, including whether Favre’s retirement from football has been followed by a decision to work as an agent or as a recruiter for Cook.