Quarterback desperation means NFL teams can’t pass on taking a passer — even a flawed one — in the draft.
The Browns, Jets, Bills and Cardinals heeded that notion Thursday night, even as more highly rated players at other positions remained on the board.
Same deal in Cleveland, the Meadowlands and the desert.
The Browns’ nearly two-decade search for that quarterback led them to Mayfield. Until the last few days, the Oklahoma product was considered a longshot to be the top pick. He goes from a former walk-on to No. 1 overall. Mayfield is the first Heisman recipient taken first in the following draft since Cam Newton went to Carolina in 2010.
Mayfield, who could sit behind the newly acquired Taylor, joins a team that went 0-16 in 2017.
Both sides are working toward it and we’re confident we’ll come to an agreement soon, Gutekunst said, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.
Sources said he leaned heavily on Jones in coming to a conclusion.
Witten could not be reached for comment. On Wednesday, executive vice president Stephen Jones said there was no timeline on when Witten would make a decision.
Another network made what was termed an interesting offer that would allow him to keep playing and potentially walk away in 2019, according to a source.
Ultimately, he opted to retire to start a new chapter in his life after one of the most successful runs in Cowboys’ history.
Witten leaves as the Cowboys’ all-time leader in games Cheap Hockey Jerseys played, consecutive games played, starts, catches and receiving yards. When he played in his 11th Pro Bowl last January, he tied Bob Lilly for the most in team history. He is fourth in NFL history in catches behind only Jerry Rice, Tony Gonzalez and Larry Fitzgerald. Only Gonzalez has more Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys receiving yards among tight ends in NFL history.