Baker Mayfield “not worried” about his contract

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With training camp set to begin next week, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has not yet signed a contract extension.

The No. 1 overall pick in 2018 is one of three first-round QBs from his draft class likely to receive one in the near future. The others are Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson.

Back in June, Mayfield said he’s in “no rush” to put pen to paper on a new deal. Later that month, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported there had been no substantive talks between the Browns and Mayfield’s representation on an extension.

Addressing the media at his youth football camp on Wednesday, Mayfield reiterated his stance that the contract will eventually work itself out.

“I think everything will play itself out,” Mayfield said, via Cabot. “I’m not worried about it at all. If we win, we’re heading in the right direction.”

After a rocky second season, Mayfield threw for 3,563 yards with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2020. The Browns exercised his fifth-year option in the spring, so in theory, the organization could wait until next year to sign the QB to an extension.

11 responses to “Baker Mayfield “not worried” about his contract

  1. When this guy craps the bed again like he did in year 2 because they are playing a tough schedule, The Browns should not re-sign him. This guy is not a good QB. Hes not accurate, he’s immature, he’s not a good leader. The Browns win in spite of Mayfield not because of him

  2. howboutthemcowboys2020 Season two when Freddie Kitchens was abandoning the game plan, calling plays on the fly basically in over his head. That season 2?

    In a year where they couldn’t properly train due to Covid, new system, new coach, Mayfield started off slow. After the bye and adjustments Mayfield and the Browns were lights out.

    That’s the Mayfield you will see going forward.

  3. brownsfan Most good teams/QBs are surrounded by top talent. Just like most crappy teams have crappy talent.

  4. He has a lot of things going in his favor. But this year we shall see if he’s the #1 draft choice they expected or if he’s an up and down turnover prone QB that we have seen in about 24 games.

  5. Any average QB could be expected to get to the playoffs with type of roster talent they have: simply making the playoffs again isn’t going to prove anything. If the team only suffers average injury scenarios then there’s no reason they shouldn’t expect to be in the AFC championship game. No excuses.

    He should be in the top-10 QB metrics this year if he’s worth anything, and honestly if he isn’t I say they draft another QB while they let him play out his rookie contract.

    I certainly wouldn’t trade him away regardless: he has proven so far that he is at least average (top 20) which makes him a good deal deal on his current contract, and that make him valuable as either a mentor, stand-in, or back-up. (Which is all he should be considered if they don’t make AFC championship game.)

  6. glac1: What has he accomplished? First QB to lead the Browns to a playoff win in decades maybe? What all has Dak Prescott accomplished, or Ryan Tannehill, both of whom recently got big contract extensions.

  7. Baker haters love to obsess about his 2nd season under Freddie. That’s old news kids. Look at last year’s performance and the fact that they’re running it back with the same offense and coaching staff. Haters beware!

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