Oklahoma's star quarterback has revealed the reason behind his tardiness.
The biggest storyline of the Senior Bowl so far is Baker Mayfield's tardiness. Oklahoma's star quarterback was scheduled to show up on Sunday, but he didn't make it to Mobile, Ala. until today.
Senior Bowl director Phil Savage told reporters on Monday that the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner was dealing with a personal matter in Austin, Texas. He said he'd show up in time for practice.
Mayfield, the most-polarizing player in college football this season, of course was criticized by some for being late. However, no one really knew what was going on.
The Oklahoma quarterback took to Twitter earlier this afternoon to address everything. His mom was in the hospital.
"Showing up late? What would you do if your mom had gone to the hospital? Get outta here. Family before myself always," Mayfield wrote.
No one should be arguing with that. Family obviously comes first.
Now, the attention will shift to Mayfield's performance. He's on the North Team and multiple NFL teams are very interested in seeing how he plays this week.
ESPN thinks most NFL teams are interested in seeing how Mayfield measures in this week. His size - height, mostly - could be an issue for some.
"NFL evaluators will be interested to know Mayfield’s true height, along with getting to know the personality of the feisty quarterback after some of his antics on the field. Mayfield’s 68.5 career completion percentage and 131 touchdown passes in college are hard to overlook," ESPN wrote.
The Senior Bowl will take place on Saturday afternoon. Practices will take place all week.