Baker Mayfield will meet with representatives from the New York Jets for two days starting on Monday, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.
The former Oklahoma quarterback is expected to meet Jets CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson and other team officials at their facilities in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets already have met with Mayfield a few times in advance of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Jets are a popular landing spot for Mayfield in many mock drafts, particularly after they traded up from No. 6 to No. 3 in the first round with the intention of drafting a quarterback.
Mayfield already has met with the Cleveland Browns, who hold picks No. 1 and No. 4 in the first round. The Denver Broncos, who sit at No. 5, also have demonstrated interest in the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.
The former Sooners star is expected to be selected early in the first round, and he is regarded by some as the top quarterback available. However, the Jets also have been frequently linked with Wyoming’s Josh Allen, who is the darling of some draft analysts this year.
USC’s Sam Darnold is expected to go No. 1 overall to the Browns, and the New York Giants might be looking to draft a quarterback too. That means the Jets likely will have at least two of the trio of Mayfield, Allen and UCLA’s Josh Rosen to choose from.
The three-day NFL draft begins April 26.