Rich Eisen is making it happen between Baker Mayfield and Brett Favre.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is all the rage this week after his Sooners took down Ohio State this past Saturday night, so he’s been doing a few media spots in the aftermath. On the Rich Eisen Show Tuesday, Mayfield got an intro to one of the all-time greats.
Mayfield told Eisen that Brett Favre was his favorite quarterback growing up – but that he hadn’t met him just yet. Eisen texted Favre on the air and got him to commit to having a call with Mayfield.
Here’s the back-and-forth:
Eisen: Who’s a guy that you admired and maybe modeled your game after, Baker Mayfield?
Mayfield: Brett Favre.
Eisen: You did not stutter there, I noticed.
Mayfield: No, not at all.
Eisen: Why, what’d you like about him?
Mayfield: He just brings a lot of energy to the game. He’s a winner and a competitor. You enjoy watching him, he has fun and he’s always the first guy down there to celebrate. He’s always making a joke and keeping it light but at the same time he flips a switch and turns it on.
Eisen: Have you spoken with him? Chatted at all?
Mayfield: I have not, my brother has met him so he kind of holds that over my head.
Eisen: What do you mean your brother has met him?
Mayfield: My brother went to high school with Mike McCarthy’s daughter so they’ve been friends and he went up to a couple of Green Bay games a few years ago and watched him play. So he met him when he was up in Green Bay. Hopefully I’ll get to meet him some day.
Eisen: Is this something you’d like me to make happen, Baker Mayfield? I can make this happen.
Mayfield: I would thoroughly enjoy that.
Eisen: Okay so here’s the scoop. You and Brett Favre are going to get on the phone. We’re going to get your number either when you hang up or from the SID there and you and Brett Favre, it would be my honor to hook you two guys up. You can chat it out. And then you just have to let me know a little bit of what you guys talk about.
Mayfield: I would enjoy that. I’ll let you know.
Here’s the proof:
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) September 12, 2017
…and here’s video, if you prefer that.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) September 13, 2017
Pretty cool. Mayfield does remind fans a great deal of Favre – both on and off the field. If he winds up having as successful a career, he’ll have done well.