Senior bowl: Broncos expressed interest in QB Baker Mayfield
By: Nick Wojton
The 2017 NFL season has one game left and we finally know it will feature the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
But much attention is already on the 2018 NFL Draft and if the Buffalo Bills are interested in a quarterback, or more specifically, drafting one in the first round, it appears teams in front of the Bills are also doing their homework on the position.
According to Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage, the Denver Broncos, who pick fifth-overall, want a look at quarterback Baker Mayfield.
During a press conference on Monday evening, Savage told reporters in Mobile, Alabama, that the Broncos, who are coaching one of the teams at the Senior Bowl along with the Houston Texans, specifically requested Mayfield for their roster.
Buffalo does not select until picks No. 21 and 22 in the first round.
Along with Mayfield (Oklahoma), quarterback Josh Allen (Wyoming) will also play for the North team, coached by Denver.
Mayfield and Allen are considered potential top-10 selections in the draft, along with USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen.
Senior Bowl week, which began Monday, will not feature Mayfield until Tuesday as Mayfield was excused for a personal family matter, per Savage.
Fans hopeful for Mayfield to suit up for the Bills in 2018 might want to root for a rough Senior Bowl for him if the Broncos specifically requested to get a look at Mayfield.
The Senior Bowl is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. kick on Saturday.