The Broncos seem to want a closer look at the Heisman winner.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is one of eight signal callers who have accepted invites to the annual Reese’s Senior Bowl.
The all-star game, to be played on Jan. 27 in Mobile, Ala., is a huge opportunity for players to prove themselves to NFL scouts.
Mayfield, Wyoming’s Josh Allen and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph are the top quarterbacks in this year’s game, and the Denver Broncos reportedly want to keep an eye on the Oklahoma star in particular.
According to Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage, the Broncos coaching staff requested to put Mayfield on their team for the showcase. Savage reported this on ESPNU on SiriusXM with Jason Horowitz and Andy Staples.
The Broncos are coaching the North squad, while the Houston Texans staff is leading the South team.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) January 12, 2018
The Broncos hold the No. 5 pick in the draft, and are definitely in the market for a quarterback. UCLA’s Josh Rosen and USC’s Sam Darnold will likely be off the board by that point, so Denver will need to either trade up to land one of those guys or pick another quarterback.
Maybe Mayfield is that player.