Baker Mayfield: It would be great to sit behind Eli, Brees

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When Baker Mayfield‘s draft prospects get broken down, one of the first things that comes up is his height.

Mayfield measures in at just over six feet, which is shorter than most scouts find ideal for a quarterback. That hasn’t hurt Saints quarterback Drew Brees over the course of his career, which may be part of the reason why Mayfield says he’d be happy to land in New Orleans come the draft.

“I would love that,” Mayfield said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “To be able to learn under him for however long he plays, I’d love that [and] to get a chance to be in New Orleans, a good franchise.”

Brees isn’t alone among quarterbacks that Mayfield would be OK with learning from at the start of his career. He was asked about being drafted by the Giants, who have stated their intention to stick with Eli Manning for at least one more year. Mayfield said that “sitting behind Eli would be a great situation,” especially with Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard (who also went to Oklahoma) and Evan Engram as receiving targets.

“Throwing the ball to Engram, Shep and Odell wouldn’t be too bad,” Mayfield said, via Newsday. “Those are some studs right there. Being there, that’s a big-time franchise. The spotlight, I think I thrive on that. I think that would be an ideal situation.”

There are teams that would offer Mayfield more immediate paths to playing time and it’s probably safe to say he’d welcome that opportunity as well.

8 responses to “Baker Mayfield: It would be great to sit behind Eli, Brees

  1. Gettleman (Giants GM) is a ‘size’ guy. All things being equal, of course. No chance. The Giants need to offset the passing attack with a runner (like Minn. did) so unless the Browns draft Barkley (which they should) then the Giants will draft Barkley.

    Giants won 2 SB’s with patchwork Olines that had a lot more heart than talent (07 more talented). I know they will address this and having Barkley in year 2 with those receivers, the sky is the limit, if Eli really isn’t the problem (I don’t think he is).

    Browns should draft RB1 and QB4. 2 of the 4 will be there. Allen is another Kizer, Darnold is not ready, Rosen is another Bradford and Mayfield could be Brees or Keenum. Meaning Brees could win anywhere and Keenum needs support and the right system.

    Gonna be one of the most fun drafts in a long time. Maybe since ’04.

  2. footballpat says:
    February 2, 2018 at 4:53 pm
    Not the mindset I want in my franchise quarterback

    This guy has EXACTLY the mindset I want in my franchise QB.

  3. And who knows if that is his mindset. He could have learnt this is a good time to say all the right things, and maybe not what you really think.

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