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Baker Mayfield confirms upcoming Jets private workout and visit

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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners rushes out of the pocket during the third quarter in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners rushes out of the pocket during the third quarter in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets want to dig deeper into everything quarterback Baker Mayfield is about. ESPN has confirmed that he’ll be visiting the Jets in the future for a visit and a private workout.

Ah yes, Baker Mayfield. Easily the most popular quarterback in this year’s draft that has divided the football world. One half of the argument know he’s a fierce competitor and will do anything it takes to leave a football game victorious. The other half realize he’s too risky of a player to draft so highly if he can’t keep his emotions in check during intense football situations. The New York Jets, on the other hand, want to see what makes Mayfield tick.

In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he confirmed that Mayfield will indeed be having a pre-draft visit with the Jets. Mayfield will also have a private workout for the team to show them his unique skill-set in action so they have a closer view of everything he brings to the table.

Is this a case of the Jets showing some serious interest in Mayfield or just general manager Mike Maccagnan doing his due diligence? Either way, the Jets are more than likely extensively researching any player with “quarterback” in front of their name since they’re in dire need of new talent at the most important position on the team.

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It’s no secret that the Jets need to do something different at quarterback come next season. Whether it involves signing a top free agent or drafting one in April, something needs to be done by Maccagnan to continue rebuilding the right way.

Yes, Mayfield would easily be the most talented quarterback on the roster compared to who the Jets currently have signed to a contract. But is he worth taking a huge risk on by selecting him with the No. 6 overall pick?

Your guess is as good as mine but at the end of the day, it’s good to see the Jets bringing him in for a visit and workout to get an idea of what he might bring to the franchise. There’s no questioning he’d be a game-changing quarterback but the Jets have between now and when they’re on the clock to decide if he’s going to bring more good than harm.

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