Baker Mayfield says his time as a Cleveland Brown is over. The team signed Deshaun Watson to a huge contract in the offseason. With Watson facing a lengthy suspension, the team has hung on to Mayfield as a potential backup plan. Mayfield felt disrespected by the move.
During Baker Mayfield’s youth football camp yesterday, he addressed his situation with the Browns. Mayfield doesn’t think there is anything that can be done to salvage his relationship with the team. He said he has no resentment towards the fans or his teammates but believes it’s time to move on.
“I think it’s been pretty obvious the mutual decision on both sides is to move on. I’m thankful for my four years in Cleveland. There was a lot of ups and downs and a lot of learning experiences that I’ll forever keep with me.
Teammates and friends and relationships that I’ll have for a lifetime… There’s no resentment towards the city of Cleveland by any means.”
Mayfield was once considered the savior of the long-suffering Cleveland Browns. In one disastrous offseason, his relationship with the team disintegrated. With a suspension on the horizon for Deshaun Watson, the team may be forced to start Pittsburgh Steelers castoff Josh Dobbs or journeyman Jacoby Brissett.
Baker Mayfield will have no part in the Browns’ self-inflicted mess at quarterback. Time will tell whether he is cut or traded. Either way, his next snap won’t be taking place in Cleveland.