Quarterback Baker Mayfield is scheduled to be in Florham Park, New Jersey, on Monday and Tuesday for a pre-draft visit with New York Jets officials, the team's last chance to meet with the Heisman Trophy winner before the April 26 draft.
The Jets have met with Mayfield on multiple occasions, starting with the Senior Bowl in January, but this will be different because CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson is expected to be involved.
"Believe me, I'll be part of this process going forward," Johnson said at the recent NFL meetings, referring to all draft prospects, not just Mayfield.
In late February, Johnson attended the scouting combine in Indianapolis, where Jets officials met with the four top quarterbacks. Johnson said he sat in on the 15-minute sessions but didn't ask any questions. You can bet he will take a more active role these next two days with Mayfield, who will be a consideration for the Jets with the No. 3 overall pick.
Johnson and the Jets face a franchise-altering decision on April 26, so it only makes sense for the acting owner to spend time with the draft candidates. Mayfield's ultra-confident personality can run some people the wrong way, and he also has a highly-publicized arrest on his record that is bound to come up in the conversation.