Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath believes in Baker Mayfield making it in the pros due to his confidence and ability to deliver winning results.
With the 2018 NFL Draft on the horizon, all eyes will be on the New York Jets and which quarterback they finally decide is the one to be their next franchise player under center. It’s hard to predict who the Jets will draft but one thing is for sure, former quarterback Joe Namath likes what he sees in Baker Mayfield.
Whether you love or hate Mayfield, there is no denying his winning ways. Not only is he a Heisman trophy winner, but nobody can ever question his competitiveness or doing whatever it takes to leave a football game victorious.
Of course, his swagger on the field is considered a red flag by many teams since there is worry that if things don’t go his way on the gridiron, he’ll do some unsportsmanlike things that will likely get him in trouble. Either way, Broadway Joe likes what he sees in the former Oklahoma gunslinger.
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In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, here’s what Namath said about Mayfield and everything he brings to the table:
“When I see his quick feet and I see him throwing every which way, I see the accuracy, I see the intensity, his hustle. Hey, I tell you, I wouldn’t want to play against him. I didn’t want Alabama to play against him.”
Namath is a fan of his work on the field but not so much when it comes to the swagger he gives off during a football game. In Cimini’s article, Namath also said that besides that, he loves Mayfield’s leadership and confidence which in the grand scheme of things, can be contagious to his teammates around him.
Could the Jets boldly take Mayfield with the No. 3 overall pick bringing in a quarterback that has the potential to be an extremely successful quarterback in the pros? If it happens, it’ll undoubtedly create headlines across the world by bringing Mayfield into the city that never sleeps. It remains to be seen if that will ultimately happen but at least for now, Namath believes that Mayfield is such a fierce competitor, opposing teams better take notice.