Baker Mayfield entered the NFL to all the hype and fanfare that a supposed franchise savior would expect. Fans are subjected to commercials during every single ad break of every NFL game that stars the Browns QB. Baker hasn’t quite lived up to the lofty expectations of fans, though.
Mayfield showed endless promise during his rookie year in Cleveland. Then, the interceptions started to pile up. A very efficient 2020 season was followed with yet another inconsistent year in 2021. Odell Beckham Jr. bailed on the team after his father posted videos online of Mayfield completely misreading his routes.
Things have been getting worse for Baker since NFL free agency kicked off. There have been a ton of rumors that the Browns are looking to bring in another quarterback. The team even met with Deshaun Watson earlier this week as a potential replacement. Mayfield took to social media to share his thoughts as his future with the Browns has come into question.
“The past 4 years have been nothing short of truly life changing since I heard my name called in the draft to go to Cleveland. This is not a message with hidden meaning. This is strictly to thank the city of Cleveland for embracing my family and me. We have made many memories and shared growing in this process through all the ups and downs. I have no clue what happens next, which is the meaning behind the silence I have had during the duration of this process. I can only control what I can, which is trusting in God’s plan throughout this process.
I have given this franchise everything I have. That is something I’ve always done at every stage, and at every level. And that will not change wherever I take my next snap. Whatever happens … I just want to say thank you to the fans who truly embraced who I am and the mentality that aligned so well with this city’s hard working people.
Cleveland will always be a part of Emily and my story. And we will always be thankful for the impact it has had and will have in our lives. Sincerely, Baker Reagan Mayfield.”
Baker Mayfield does not sound confident about his future in Cleveland. If the Browns do bring in another quarterback, it will be even more egg on the face of a franchise that can’t seem to ever get things right. Time will tell if Mayfield will be able to salvage his career after such a wonderful start.
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