I Need The Anonymous NFL GM That Referred To Baker Mayfield As "That 6 Foot Jerk" Identified Immediately
As someone who has very little, if any, expertise in projecting the professional outlook of college quarterbacks, I like Baker Mayfield. I think his competitiveness is an asset, and I think his propensity to piss people off, if harnessed, is more of a 'them' problem than a 'him' problem. That said, I can certainly see why others might not appreciate seeing personality at a leadership position in which charisma has come to be treated as a bigger indictment of a player than a lack of accuracy against questionable competition. I just think you've got to come with a more scathing critique than "that 6 foot jerk" if you feel that way.
Ironically, the most hyper-critical and outspoken of General Managers also happen to be the most anonymous, but I think this is the rare case in which insider/executive confidentiality needs to be breached. I'm not saying that whoever evaluated a high-level pro prospect with nothing more than a height-based insult doesn't have his reasons for doing so, but - considering the state of quarterback play in the NFL - I'd absolutely love to see if his resume is worthy of just as childish a diss.
I mean, go through the list and tell me how many team-builders have the cachet to be taken seriously when they say they wouldn't gladly take a supremely talented quarterback simply because he's a relatively short "jerk". If I were to guess liberally I'd say it's about a dozen. Therefore, in playing the odds, I'd be more than willing to bet that the nameless, faceless GM who offered his "expert opinion" to someone who promised to leave it unsourced would look like either a huge hypocrite or a giant jackass (to keep with the immature size-shaming and name-calling) if we saw what he's had under center for the last decade. You know, since it wouldn't make much sense for Adam Schefter to consult the teams that didn't suck their way into a position to draft Baker Mayfield on Baker Mayfield.