Browns Rumors: Baker Mayfield Smooth QB Attractive Forward After Deshaun Watson Pursuit
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The Cleveland Browns reportedly peek
Baker Mayfield as their starting quarterback sooner than the 2022 NFL
season after failing to land the Houston Texans’ Deshaun Watson in a
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network
reported Thursday the Browns were urged they are “out of the
running” for Watson after they’d beforehand urged Mayfield’s
representatives a swap would most attention-grabbing be made within the occasion that they landed an
The update comes after Mayfield posted
a commentary Tuesday evening on Twitter that sounded love a goodbye
message to Cleveland:
Baker Mayfield @bakermayfield
With many uncertainties, right here is where my head and heart is. pic.twitter.com/psipN96cmh
Jeff Howe of The Athletic reported the
2018 first overall put off hadn’t requested a trade when he made that
post, however the outlook stays unsettled: “Smooth no guarantee he
returns, however the door has been left open.”
Mayfield’s four years because the Browns’
starter are refined to sum up.
There were moments when it seemed he
became trending toward turning into a franchise quarterback. That became
very correct real by the 2020 season, when he recorded 26
touchdowns and appropriate eight interceptions while ranking 10th in ESPN’s
That success did no longer carry over to 2021,
even supposing. He finished final season with 17 scores and 13 picks, shedding
to 27th in Total QBR.
His play in Cleveland has
been on the total reasonable, so it be hard to blame the entrance place of job for taking a eye into upgrades at the sport’s most necessary
But with Watson reputedly out of
reach, the question is whether or no longer the Browns comprise done irreparable
harm to their relationship with Mayfield, who’s coming into the final
yr of his contract.
Mayfield acknowledged he is “racy
for something else” and did no longer rule out staying with Cleveland real by
most up-to-date conversations with teammates, per Garafolo.
Settling the world rapidly is
needed for the Browns entrance place of job, which aloof has other moves to
execute this offseason as they gaze down a star-studded crew of AFC
For now, they’re trending toward having Mayfield under heart for Week 1 in September.