Drew Rosenhaus praises Mike Mayock’s prowess as a GM
The Oakland Raiders went outside the box in hiring NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock as their general manager this offseason, but one prominent NFL agent came away impressed with the new guy’s negotiating ability.
Drew Rosenhaus, who represents new Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, said Mayock worked like a “veteran NFL GM” and drove a hard bargain in negotiating a new long-term deal with Brown.
Antonio Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, live on @nflnetwork says things really heated up with the #Raiders about 48 hours ago and GM Mike Mayock was a tough negotiator. "Any chance you guys would take him back?"
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 10, 2019
Agent Drew Rosenhaus on @nflnetwork says they Mike Mayock acted like a “veteran NFL GM” and said the #Raiders got permission to negotiate with Brown about 48 hours ago. Wouldn’t get into hypotheticals on if Brown would’ve reported without a new deal. Calls Derek Carr outstanding
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2019
While Mayock doesn’t have all the powers of a traditional general manager, he’s still the guy in charge of negotiating and getting things done. Everyone is always in a good mood when a deal like this gets done, but Rosenhaus has been around a long time and dealt with a lot of general managers, so his praise can’t be a bad thing for Mayock’s reputation.