For now, thrice-retired quarterback Brett Favre has resolved the “What should I do?” question by deciding to help his long-time agent land the 2010 Heisman winner.
And it worked.
Per multiple reports (CBSSports.com seems to be getting the bulk of the credit), former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton has hired Bus Cook.
We reported earlier in the week that Favre attended at least one meeting between Cook, Newton, and some of the player’s family members. It’s not out of the ordinary for current and former clients of an agent to help with the recruitment of new clients; it’s very unusual for a current or former client to get directly involved by attending recruiting meetings.
Newton also will be represented by Perennial Sports & Entertainment, an agency that represents Newton’s brother, Cecil Jr., a free-agent offensive lineman.
Cook, to date, has not responded to an e-mail seeking confirmation regarding Favre’s involvement in recruiting Newton, whether Favre will be paid for doing so, and whether Favre will be doing other work for Cook moving forward.