Baker Mayfield was chosen first overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft. Mayfield took a step back last season, in part due to injuries, after leading the Browns to the playoffs in 2020. In January, he underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. Mayfield’s market seems to have dwindled in recent days.
After a tumultuous week with the Cleveland Browns, Baker Mayfield is now on the trading block. It all started with reports that the Browns had met with Deshaun Watson and planned to trade for him.
Mayfield was irritated by this, and when it became clear that Watson would not choose the Browns, he demanded a trade. The Browns denied Mayfield’s request right away, only for Watson to change his mind and sign with the Browns anyway.
The Browns are now desperately trying to get rid of Baker, but they have yet to find a suitable trade partner. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Browns wanted a first-round pick in exchange for their QB; however, it has since become clear that no one is willing to pay that price.
According to a new report from Cleveland.com, the Browns have indeed lowered their asking price, but there is no telling how low they are willing to go. At this point, the Browns have no leverage in a Mayfield trade, and with most teams bolstering their quarterback positions, it’s clear that Mayfield will be relegated to backup status in 2022.
This is still a developing story, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens next. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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