That is, until the Broncos put the No. 5 overall pick on the trading block.
John Elway announced the fifth overall pick is for sale.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2018
Mayfield has also had meetings with the New York Jets, who control the No. 3 pick. The likelihood that Mayfield goes to the Jets is skyrocketing, especially after a report from Thursday morning indicating that the Jets are planning on taking him.
Report: Baker Mayfield to Jets 'a done deal' https://t.co/BTNZdbi0US
— MSN (@MSN) April 19, 2018
The Jets currently employ Teddy Bridgewater, Christian Hackenberg, Josh McCown, and Bryce Petty.
Mayfield wouldn’t start immediately if taken by the Jets, but he could get some playing time as a rookie, and would be likely be expected to step into a starting role in his second or third year.
Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma, and threw for 12,292 yards over his three years starting for the Sooners. In his final season, he willed the Sooners to the semifinals of the College Football Playoff, where they fell in overtime to the Georgia Bulldogs, 54-48.