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

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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.

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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.

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