2018 first-overall draft decide Baker Mayfield misplaced his beginning job when the Cleveland Browns traded with the Houston Texans to accumulate star quarterback Deshaun Watson, and Mayfield then missed out on heading to the Indianapolis Colts, a reported desired vacation spot for the 26-year-old, after they traded with the Atlanta Falcons for Matt Ryan. The Falcons wasted little time and signed Marcus Mariota to a two-year deal in a transfer that seemingly removes them from the checklist of potential touchdown spots for Mayfield. 

It was reported earlier within the day that the Browns are in no hurry to jettison Mayfield, and The Athletic’s Jeff Howe has since added that the signal-caller’s camp “has had preliminary discussions” with the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers. The Seahawks at present have 2019 second-round draft decide Drew Lock atop their depth chart, whereas the Panthers did not woo Watson as an improve over Sam Darnold and will look to the upcoming draft for a brand new starter.

“Nothing seems imminent at this level, although,” Howe famous concerning the Browns ultimately buying and selling Mayfield. “It’s unclear if a deal might happen as early as this week or someday later within the offseason, however a transfer is anticipated in some unspecified time in the future.” 

Mayfield spent nearly all of this previous season taking part in by a severe damage to his non-throwing shoulder that required him to go below the knife in January and is ready to earn a totally assured $18.858 million for the 2022 marketing campaign by way of the fifth-year choice connected to his rookie contract. A number of people have instructed the Browns could need to eat cash and/or supply property to get a distinct crew to take their former QB1 who has endured fairly a fall since that memorable playoff victory on the Pittsburgh Steelers solely 14 months in the past: 

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