NFL teams flocked to Norman, Oklahoma, to watch Baker Mayfield at his pro day, but the prized quarterback enjoyed a unique opportunity to impress a legend.
According to ESPN’s Jake Trotter, Mayfield acknowledged that it was “surreal” to throw in front of John Elway.
Mayfield is among the generation that learned about Brett Favre, Dan Marino and Elway as the greatest quarterbacks of the era.
Elway played 16 seasons with the Denver Broncos, winning two Super Bowls. Now, he serves as the general manager and executive vice president of football operations for the franchise. And the Broncos might still be looking for a quarterback, too.
Denver holds the No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 draft. Although the Broncos recently signed Case Keenum in free agency, that doesn’t entirely remove them from the quarterback conversation. They might not view Keenum as a long-term solution, whereas Mayfield could be.
If Denver ultimately decides to select the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, Mayfield will be throwing in front of Elway almost every day.