Adam Schefter suggests rumors about Baker Mayfield going number one overall to the Cleveland Browns are gaining momentum.
Browns continue to keep the decision on their No. 1 pick a secret, but there is a mounting belief from HCs and GMs around the league that Cleveland will take Baker Mayfield.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2018
As always, it is impossible to judge the veracity of rumors on a day like this. Many of them will end up being wrong, but Schefter saying something is worth taking seriously.
Mayfield has been heavily linked with the Jets. There have been rumblings in the last day or so about a push for Josh Rosen within some quarters of the organization. A Greg Gabriel rumor might shed some light on things.
Was told yesterday that the Jet offensive coaches don’t want Mayfield. If that’s who Maccagnan wants I’m sure there have been interesting discussions in their meetings— Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) April 26, 2018
This one you may take with a grain of salt. I only found it notable because I have assumed Jeremy Bates wants to run a Mike Shanahan style of offense. That is his background.
Now Bates has not run an NFL offense in a long time. He has learned new tricks since, and the league has evolved in many ways. That said, Mayfield always felt like an awkward fit to me in a Shanahan style offense so this wouldn’t shock me if true.