Baker Mayfield has reportedly had "extensive" meetings with four NFL teams.
Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield apparently has no interest - and rightfully so - in being drafted by an NFL franchise that has recently drafted a signal caller in the first round. Mayfield, according to a report from SI's Robert Klemko, told a Bears scout, who's team drafted Mitchell Trubisky last year - "so what do you want with me?"
Mayfield, according to Klemko, has had "extensive" meetings with four NFL franchises. The Saints, Bills, Jets and Dolphins appear to be at least interested enough to inquire.
The Bills and Jets are both in need of a starting quarterback. The Dolphins still have Ryan Tannehill, who was injured this past season but should resume his role in 2018. The Saints, clearly the most interesting inclusion on the list, are quarterbacked by future Hall of Fame player Drew Brees. Perhaps Mayfield could learn under Brees, who is 39 years old, for a few seasons.
Of the four, the Jets have the top pick. New York will be picking No. 6 overall this year, with Miami getting No. 11, Buffalo getting No. 21 and No. 22 and New Orleans getting No. 27.
Cleveland Washington have also been mentioned as possible destinations for the former Oklahoma Sooner. The Browns have the No. 1 overall pick, but at this point, most would be shocked if they used it on Mayfield.
Klemko reports that Mayfield really only wants to meet with teams that might actually draft him.
Still, that’s not the big reason he’s here. Mayfield is here to meet with teams that might actually draft him, and he’s had extensive meetings with four of them; the Saints, Bills, Jets and Dolphins. And they put him through the ringer, teaching him some of their offensive concepts and asking him to recall them an hour later.
Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy this past season, leading the Sooners to a College Football Playoff appearance. He finished the season with 4,627 passing yards and 43 touchdowns with just six interceptions.
Earlier in the week, a NY Daily News columnist published a piece on whether Mayfield could "save" the New York Jets franchise.