The chips on Baker Mayfield’s shoulders might reach peak levels if he falls to the 27th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. It appears he wouldn’t mind playing with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, however, according to NOLA.com.
The Saints own the No. 27 pick in the first round of the draft, which is likely about 15 to 20 spots too low to grab the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner.
There seems to be mutual interest, however, between Mayfield and a Saints team that eventually will have to replace Brees.
“I would love that,” Mayfield said at the EA Sports Bowl at the Armory in Minneapolis on Thursday night. “To be able to learn under [Brees] for however long he plays, I’d love that [and] to get a chance to be in New Orleans, a good franchise.
“I love Sean Payton. I love what they’re about, so that would be a great spot for me.”
If there were a year to trade up for a quarterback, this might be the one. There potentially will be six quarterbacks taken in the first round, and Mayfield might be one of the first, if not the first, to go.
Plenty of teams have been rumored to have interest in Mayfield. Cleveland and Denver own the first and fifth picks, respectively, in the draft, and both seem to be high on the flag-planting Sooners quarterback.
If there are any concerns about Mayfield or if an NFL team thinks Josh Allen or Josh Rosen would be a better fit, Mayfield would seemingly enjoy the opportunity to play under Brees and Saints coach Sean Payton if he falls down the board.
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