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Baker Mayfield would love the spotlight in Big Apple

By Luis Tirado Jr.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02: Collegiate football player Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at the Mall of America on February 2, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02: Collegiate football player Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at the Mall of America on February 2, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Quarterback Baker Mayfield recently made some comments on what it would be like to play in the Big Apple. Mayfield would undoubtedly enjoy being a part of the city that never sleeps if he gets drafted by the New York Jets.

When it comes to playing in the Big Apple, it’s a glorious city where dreams are made of. The city that never sleeps is home to many amazing restaurants, venues, sports arenas, and some of the best fans in the world. The New York Jets, despite their history of being a losing franchise, still are one of the most popular teams in the world.

Most fans know that the Jets are rebuilding towards a brighter future built on youth, execution, and having a foundation centered around hard work. The quarterback situation of the Jets is still one big question mark but there is hope that general manager Mike Maccagnan will make the right moves to bring better talent to the positional group.

Who knows what will transpire between free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft but one thing is for sure when it comes to quarterback Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma. He would love the frenzy and spotlight of playing in New York.

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In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, here is what Mayfield said when asked about which team he’d like to be drafted to:

“I’d love to be drafted anywhere honestly, but to be able to play on a New York team — the spotlight, the pressure, I think that’s something I really enjoy,” he said at his news conference. “Having to live up to a high standard, I love setting expectations and standards high so that’s two spots that would fit pretty well for me.”

There is no questioning Mayfield’s desire to be the best quarterback to ever grace a football uniform or his surreal statistics at Oklahoma. Some might question his ability to keep his emotions in check but at the end of the day, he’s getting ready both mentally and physically to possibly wear a Jets uniform a few months from now.

Anything can and will happen when the draft is finally here and if Mayfield does end up getting selected by the Jets with the No. 6 overall pick, it would create quite the excitement across New York. Broadway Baker? The Clutchbaker? The Mayfield Express? One can only imagine the nicknames, hype, and hopefully, wins that could be coming to Mayfield and the Jets if it ends up becoming a reality.

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