Baker Mayfield's agent says the Patriots were considering a blockbuster trade

Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield has suddenly become the quarterback that every QB-needy team wanted in the NFL Draft, and even the team with the greatest player to ever play the position felt the need to get a closer look at the former Oklahoma star.

Sidenote: Because we know you guys are wondering, the girlfriend volleyball player was Zana Muno. First, they traded two first round picks to the Green Bay Packers to move up from pick 27 to pick 14. "We thought, 'That's gonna be a heck of a move, to get up that high from where they are, '" Mills added.

The New England Patriots didn't trade up during the 2018 NFL Draft. Whether or not the Patriots wanted to make the move in part to spite their division rival is unclear, but according to Mills, the Pats nearly leap-frogged them.

The Pats would have had to trade with the New York Giants, who held the No. 2 pick.

None of it truly mattered thanks to the Browns, though, so it remains a simple could-have-been.

Baker Mayfield
Getty Images SHARE

After making a throat slash gesture in the 1st half, Mayfield could barely move the ball in the 2nd half as Georgia turned up the pressure.

Mills mentioned earlier in the podcast that the Denver Broncos specifically requested to have Mayfield on their team at the Senior Bowl in hopes of eventually landing him with the No. 5 pick.

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman appeared on WFAN on Monday afternoon with Chris Carlin, Maggie Gray and Bart Scott and said he got a "very reasonable offer" for the No. 2 pick. "We told him, 'Well, yeah, we heard a lot of things".

There had been talk of the Patriots using their 23rd and 31st picks to move up in the draft to select a QB of the future, but getting all the way up to the New York Giants' pick at #2 would have been incredibly hard.

Baker Mayfield also turned 23 recently, which obviously helps more in the confidence department than, say, a 20-year old kid like Sam Darnold. They're going to have to start thinking about who will replace Brady sooner or later, so perhaps it's no surprise that they thought about rolling the dice on getting him right here and now. While they did take Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, taking a quarterback in round one has not been part of their M.O.in drafts, especially under Belichick. That's a combination not too many people would have expected.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) Stake Increased by Dock Street Asset Management Inc
Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.64% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Europa League: Atl├ętico Madrid beat Arsenal, advance to final
May 05, 2018 - 13:30
French journalist Lois Elziere captured the scene in the early hours of May 4, as Marseille supporters sang and set off flares. Marseille won the tie 3-2 on aggregate despite losing the second leg 2-1 after extra time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Inexperience, rain in the forecast for Kentucky Derby
May 05, 2018 - 13:29
And Good Magic followed up on his Breeders' Cup Juvenile win previous year with a score in the Blue Grass Stakes. Even for those of us who don't follow horse racing on a daily basis, you have to have action on this race.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Summary of Analyst Ratings Tips: Intel Corporation (INTC), Seadrill Limited (SDRL)
May 05, 2018 - 13:25
News articles about Intel (NASDAQ: INTC ) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The stock of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Barclays Capital.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Barry Richard: The Politically Correct Crowd Killed the Boy Scouts
May 04, 2018 - 07:15
Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo responded to name-change announcement in an emailed statement to Business Insider. Smith said it totally changes the dynamic of the Boy scouts. "We both need to increase our membership numbers".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Filming Starts On American Gods Season 2
May 04, 2018 - 07:13
Following the rocky road and possible cancellation, " American Gods " has started its production for its upcoming season 2. American Gods Season 2 is coming in 2019 and a new video gives fans a first look at the House on the Rock .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lightning's Yanni Gourde becomes a dad between playoff games
May 03, 2018 - 13:21
The Bruins certainly can take one positive out of Game 3 , and that's the play of Tuukka Rask . It is the third line, now, where Cassidy will focus his attention and perhaps make a change.

How Many Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)'s Analysts Are Bullish?
May 02, 2018 - 01:49
The coffee company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.53. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv has invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation ( NASDAQ : SBUX ).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Graeme Murty Leaves Rangers
May 02, 2018 - 01:49
Gerrard will likely be a pundit on BT Sport on Wednesday for Liverpool's Champions League semi-final clash with Roma. But that optimism was snubbed out as they suffered a 3-2 Ibrox defeat against 10-man Celtic in March.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lou Lamoriello will not return as GM
May 01, 2018 - 06:42
Shanahan adds that he will now focus all of his attention towards making a decision regarding the team's next general manager. The Hockey Hall of Famer also served as GM of the American team that won the World Cup of Hockey in 1996.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple is not satisfied with the sales of the iPhone X
May 01, 2018 - 06:42
It is expected that Apple will show just 2 percent growth in smartphone sales compared to a year ago during the first quarter. In addition to this, Kuo also covered Apple as part of Concord Securities in 2011.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump floats DMZ as location for North Korea meeting
May 01, 2018 - 06:41
Lee Hee-ho had congratulated him and suggested he should win the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts. Lindsey Graham, who has ran hot and cold toward Trump, said the US leader was a serious contender for the award.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UN Security Council envoys hear of rapes, murders from refugees
Apr 30, 2018 - 02:13
The team, led by UNSC President for the month of April Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, arrived in Bangladesh on Saturday afternoon. Thousands of refugees gathered amid scorching heat at the Kutupalong camp to welcome the visiting delegation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Matches to Make After Bellator 198
Apr 30, 2018 - 01:59
Emelianenko took on Frank Mir in the card's headliner, in what was also a quarter final bout for Bellator's ongoing, grand prix. Could Dillon Danis be the one to welcome Askren back to the States? Adam Maciejewski - UD Adil Benjilany def .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Reliance announces financial results of Q4 (FY 2017-2018)
Apr 29, 2018 - 00:17
Reliance Jio , a subsidiary of RIL , posted standalone net profit of Rs 510 crore for the fourth quarter (January-March) 2017-18. Jio's average revenue per user (ARPU) stood at Rs 154, even as Bharti Airtel's ARPU declined to Rs 123 during the same period.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ford cancels all sedans and hatchbacks for U.S. market
Apr 28, 2018 - 10:58
The Asia Pacific region will probably lose money in the second quarter before returning to profit in the back half of the year. The company will continue to sell trucks and SUVs, which will now make up 86 percent of its automobile sales by volume.