Mayfield makes overture to Dolphins, backtracks on Twitter

By The Sports Xchange  |  Jan. 19, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield appeared to call his shot well ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft.

With Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills making an Instagram appearance on Thursday, Mayfield chimed in with the following hashtag: "#GetMeToMiami."

After an initial spark over social media, Mayfield attempted to douse the flames by citing his ties with his fellow former Sooners player in Stills.

"Just so everybody knows... I commented about playing for Miami because I was talking to a former Sooner in Kenny Stills," Mayfield wrote on Twitter. "Everybody can relax, I will play anywhere that gives me a chance. I'm not picky, I will go anywhere and strive to uplift a franchise and win ball games.

The Dolphins, who own the 11th overall pick in the draft, dealt with quarterback issues after Ryan Tannehill sustained a torn ACL in the summer. Jay Cutler came out of retirement, but Miami failed to find its stride and finished with a 6-10 mark.

Mayfield completed 70.5 percent of his passes and threw for 43 touchdowns and six interceptions this season with Oklahoma.

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