Report: Baker Mayfield, Browns have had no substantive talks yet

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Baker Mayfield‘s camp is in no hurry to get the quarterback a mega extension. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns and Mayfield’s representation have had no substantive talks and negotiations could stretch into the season.

“The lines of communication between the Browns and Tom Mills, Mayfield’s chief negotiator, and his father, Jack Mills, are open, but they haven’t exchanged proposals yet,” Cabot writes.

Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen, who were in the same 2018 draft class, also are eligible for extensions. No one wants to go before Jackson, who is representing himself along with help from his mother.

If Jackson gets a deal not to the liking of the agents for Allen or Mayfield, the agents for Allen and Mayfield can write it off as an aberration. If Jackson gets the current market value, Allen and Mayfield’s representation can use it to get more.

Jackson has a league MVP award and made the All-Pro team in 2019. Allen made the Pro Bowl in 2020 and started in the AFC Championship Game. Mayfield, 26, led the Browns to the postseason in 2020 and upset the Steelers in the wild-card round.

The Browns have picked up Mayfield’s fifth-year option worth $18.858 million in 2022, so the team has time on its side, too.

Cleveland has other extensions that will keep General Manager Andrew Berry busy. The Browns also want to extend the deals of running back Nick Chubb, guard Wyatt Teller and cornerback Denzel Ward.

The Browns will get Mayfield signed to a long-term deal at some point. The only question is: When?

31 responses to “Report: Baker Mayfield, Browns have had no substantive talks yet

  1. Baker Mayfield is a very young NFL QB. His focus is on winning championships. The way his career is headed, with his salary and endorsements, he’s probably going to make over $300 million. I don’t think he’s pre-occupied with money at this time. Seriously.

  2. You can tell when a Quarterback is great not just good. Baker will end up being an older backup QB.

  3. With 53 man rosters in a salary cap league, a team can put itself in a bind if it spends too high a percentage of the cap on any one player.

  4. Case Keenum can do for the Browns what Mayfield does for them, at 1/3 the price tag he wants

  5. They were fools for drafting a 3rd or 4th round talent #1, #1 overall to begin with.

    To give him Aaron Rodgers or Patrick Mahomes money would be doubling down on stupid! I’d make him a modest offer and trade him or let his contract run out if he doesn’t like it!

    He’s a decent not a franchise QB!

  6. sbc2556 says:
    June 27, 2021 at 8:27 am
    I’d make him a modest offer and trade him or let his contract run out if he doesn’t like it!
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    Trade him for who?

  7. Mayfield’s completion percentage last year was 62.8% good for 30th in the NFL. Only a really bad QB cant utilize OBJ and Austin Hooper. You have to try really hard to be that bad

  8. Knowing the Browns they will make Baker the highest paid QB in league history. It’s just a matter of time.

  9. 30th is the league for completion percentage? I’d tell him you want top 5 money, get to top 5 in stats…

  10. I put the over/under at what Mayfield gets at $30M. Allen and Jackson will get deals similar to Dak and Watson… Mayfield will benefit from guys like Goff and Stafford and Carr and Garoppolo being so overpaid. Amazingly, the going rate for a middle of the road QB is between $25M-$30M.

  11. It’s an interesting division. The Ravens are getting ready to overpay for a running QB who had proven he can’t read a decent NFL defense. The Steelers have a guy who’s arm was shot two years ago. The Bengals look to have a decent prospect in Burrow. At this point Mayfield may well be the best QB of the bunch.

  12. To his credit or not, the team is doing better which makes him the face of a reignited franchise. I feel like he’s gonna turn into Goff but knowing the Browns they are not going to get rid of the most liked starting QB since… Kosar?

  13. Baker has already stated to those close to him that he isn’t going to set the market. He wants to win. So I see something like 5yrs, 150M, with 100 guaranteed. With the cap going up next year, that will be nothing. Allen and Jackson will get closer to 40M a year.

  14. Baker is pretty good but not great, dont overspend Browns! Buyer beware for sure.

  15. osu300 says:
    June 27, 2021 at 4:50 pm
    Baker has already stated to those close to him that he isn’t going to set the market. He wants to win. So I see something like 5yrs, 150M, with 100 guaranteed. With the cap going up next year, that will be nothing. Allen and Jackson will get closer to 40M a year.
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    He better get as much as possible while he can. He’s gonna need it when the Browns do to him what the Rams did to Goff and Eagles to Wentz. It’s the Browns, you know it’s gonna happen.

  16. springfield says:
    June 27, 2021 at 10:56 am
    30th is the league for completion percentage? I’d tell him you want top 5 money, get to top 5 in stats…

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    26. Tom Brady
    27. Lamar Jackson
    28. Matt Stafford
    29. Tua Tagovailoa
    30. Baker Mayfield

    Trash, all of ‘em. Trade or let their contracts expire!

  17. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    June 27, 2021 at 3:45 pm
    Cap hell coming for Cleveland, Baltimore, and Buffalo.

    6 10 Rate This

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    Jets done in June. But, you’re used to that, Bustchise.

  18. mawebb31 says:
    June 27, 2021 at 6:49 pm
    springfield says:
    June 27, 2021 at 10:56 am
    30th is the league for completion percentage? I’d tell him you want top 5 money, get to top 5 in stats…

    _______________

    26. Tom Brady
    27. Lamar Jackson
    28. Matt Stafford
    29. Tua Tagovailoa
    30. Baker Mayfield

    Trash, all of ‘em. Trade or let their contracts expire!
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    Lol. I know, right? Some people are just haters and don’t actually watch football. Stats don’t mean anything at the end of the day. It’s a team sport with certain players who elevate the team’s level of play. Completion percentage is not the Browns or Bakers bottom line. This is why they’re commentors on pft and not nfl gms.

  19. Baker Mayfield could only complete 62.8% at 7 yards per passing attempts with the best offensive weapons in the NFL. BA HA HA. I hope the Browns pay him big money, then everyone can turn on him, when he A. cant get his team to the Playoffs every year, or gets knocked out early every year. The Browns will be lucky to go 8-9 this year with their schedule. SHould have went up and grabbed Justin Herbert when they had the chance. But thats why they are the Browns. Just because Mayfield is better than the 26 previous awful QBs the Browns have had, doesnt mean he’s a good QB, Browns fan.

  20. Or, maybe his completion percentage will get better once he gets a second year in the same offensive system. Dude has had 4 different head coaches and 4 different coordinators in 3 NFL seasons.

  21. The comp to Baker Mayfield is Joe Flacco. Baker is probably better than Joe overall. Baker hasn’t been tested really yet but it seems like that could be happening soon. Look where Joe Flacco took the Ravens. Pay him the going rate and consider yourselves lucky to have entered the upper part of the middle of the pack.

  22. It sounds like the Browns might actually be doing things with some common sense. Years of past some GM and Coach desperate not to get fired after their first year would have made Baker the highest paid QB in the league with a cap crushing guaranteed contract then both would get fired screwing the next GM and Coach, wash-rinse-repeat. Baker so far hasn’t showed enough to warrant a high dollar contract, Browns are smart to wait to see what he does this year before doing anything, if he gets worse then start looking for a new QB, if he gets better pay him (getting rid of OBJ will help with this).

  23. Browns fan, you can make all the excuses you want for Mayfield, all this he has had 4 OCs in his 3 years. Then explain how his highest completion percentage was under the worst Head Coach in the History of the NFL? I will have no problem telling you I told you so when he falls flat on his face again this year

  24. Let me ask you Browns fan, do you think Kyler Murray is a goood QB?

  25. Stop posting on only Browns threads. Get a life. All you do is post on the Browns. FYI, stomped the Cowgirls.

  26. Does Baker has as many playoff wins as Dak? Of course, we can say that the Steelers over-looked the Browns somewhat in their playoff game, but it can be said that the Seahawks beat themselves in their playoff loss to the Cowboys a few years ago with their stupid play-calling. I’m not completely sold on Baker yet either but this year will say a lot. At least he has a better coach and better roster around him, but his division is brutal as is the AFC with a number of very good teams to get through. The Cowboys couldn’t even win their division last year in maybe the worst division in history and can they even win it this year?

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