He could draft a quarterback (like Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield) sixth overall, to go with veterans Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater in the Jets’ quarterback room. Or the Jets could trade up to get a quarterback, like Mayfield.
To that end, Maccagnan is attending Mayfield’s pro day Wednesday.
Jets GM Mike Maccagnan watching Baker Mayfield warm up before his throwing session. pic.twitter.com/vkZwOLR68N
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Don’t read too much into this. It is standard procedure for the general manager of a quarterback-needy team. Maccagnan is covering all his bases.
“I’d love to be drafted anywhere, honestly,” he said. “But to be able to play on a New York team, in the spotlight, the pressure, that’s something I really enjoy.”
The Giants, who draft second this year, are also a possibility for him. And he will make a pre-draft visit to the Giants, as well.
“I love setting expectations and standards high, so that’s two spots that would work pretty well for me,” Mayfield said of the Jets and Giants.
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