Whether you like it or not, Baker Mayfield
However, that doesn't mean teams aren't concerned. Mayfield's off-the-field
One NFL team even went to ultimate lengths to make sure Mayfield is the right choice.
According to Robert Klemko of the MMQB, Mayfield was alerted that an NFL team hired a private investigator to track his movements.
The Baker Mayfield train rolls on. Part 8:— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) March 15, 2018
- GMs attending Pro Day on Day 1 of free agency: John Elway (DEN), Mike Maccagnan (NYJ)
- A private investigator warning
- Lunch with LAC, meeting with NYG
- Visits added to his cross country tour: DEN, ARIhttps://t.co/nD1cMt3Lzy
Seems pretty extreme, right?
The Heisman Trophy winner is going to be coveted by plenty of quarterback-needy teams heading into the draft and rightfully so. Mayfield's is an incredible player to watch. The combination of his ability and leadership skills is unquestioned.
His actions off the field are a different story.
This kind of stunt shows two things in regards to Mayfield's future: Teams are serious about making him their franchise quarterback but they also view him as a major risk.
The only problem is, are any of these quarterbacks worth that number five pick? I understand the hype around Baker Mayfield but you’re still taking a huge risk if he doesn’t pan out.— Sam (@Sam10241979) March 15, 2018
If Mayfield is being put on a pedestal, who knows what else goes on behind the scenes for all 32 teams.
This is just crazy.