Heisman trophy winner Baker Mayfield apparently is a big fan of the Miami Dolphins and wants to get picked up by the team in the upcoming NFL draft.
Last night, on Kenny Stills’ Instagram live feed, Mayfield popped in to say that he wanted to get drafted by the Fins.
— Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) January 18, 2018
According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are looking into drafting a QB in April to backup Ryan Tannehill, who is set to return from a devastating knee injury.
Via Miami Herald
Buckle up, Dolphins fans.
Of course, it takes two to tango, and we don’t know if the Dolphins even like the song. Mayfield is an acquired taste — as we documented here — but he is also a baller.
He won the Heisman Trophy and had Oklahoma a stop away from the title game earlier this month.
The Dolphins want to draft a quarterback in April. They’re even open to taking one in the first round, if he is the best player on their board.
The Dolphins just finished a season with the thoroughly average Jay Cutler under center as franchise signal-caller Ryan Tannehill was recovering from knee surgery. Tannehill signed a six-year, $95.272 million deal ($45 million guaranteed) before the 2015 season, but hasn’t performed to the level of that contract.
Miami will have the 11th pick in this year’s draft and could certainly be in position to select Mayfield if they wanted someone to push Tannehill.