Report: “Handful” of teams have expressed interest in Baker Mayfield

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Baker Mayfield is not expected to be traded before the start of the draft on Thursday night, but a report on Thursday afternoon indicates that the Browns may not wait too much longer before dealing the quarterback.

Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that a handful of teams have expressed interest in making a deal for Mayfield, who is set to make $18.858 million in the final year of the deal he signed after being drafted first overall in 2018.

The results of this year’s draft are expected to have an impact on how things play out for Mayfield. The Panthers have been linked with Mayfield and Cabot reports they are one of the teams who have been in touch with the Browns, but they have not ruled out taking a quarterback with the sixth overall pick.

The other teams are not identified, although the Seahawks are mentioned as a possibility, and the market for Mayfield should come into sharper focus as players come off the board in Las Vegas.

26 responses to “Report: “Handful” of teams have expressed interest in Baker Mayfield

  1. What’s their definition of a “handful”? Nobody is trading for his salary and nobody is giving up a day 1 or day 2 draft pick.

  2. In today’s market, 18M is not a huge amount for a starting QB. Thirteen Qbs will make that much or more this coming season. If he comes in and is not great, he’s gone with no further commitment. If he’s great, you can franchise him or work on a long term deal.

    I would CERTAINLY do this before I would spend a 1st round pick on ANY of the prospects in this draft class.

  3. If the Browns cut him expect teams like Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Tampa, Seattle to go after him.

  4. As a Lions fan I dont think we work in anyway as a landing spot for Mayfield and I hope it’s not something pursued. I’m not sure where he “fits”, his brashness was not dovetailed with enough performance to make him desirable to all with a vacancy. I could see him ending up in the NFC East or either conference in the South. But not many chairs seem to be pulled out for him. His next team will decide if he has any career left.

  5. the Browns are going to pay millions and a draft pick to get back a 6th rd pick .. they should be so lucky ..

  6. It’s just a last ditch effort by the Browns to try to generate a trade market. Nothing to see here people.

  7. I pray SEA trades for Mayfield and starts him next season. Mayfield behind SEAs OL would be an utter outright disaster. The Cardinals could count on racking up a bunch of sacks and at least 3 picks minimum per matchup to pad their stats. Hawks are going to be a mess at QB this year whether they start Drew Lock, Geno Smith, Baker Mayfield or one of these rookies.

  8. Interest is one thing, but how much draft capital will teams be willing to pay for Mayfield? I feel like he will garner a single 4th round pick AT BEST. But who knows. Some teams are dumb.

  9. His current salary kills just about any deal as no team wants to pay 18 mil for s QB that is likely going to be their back up as all other teams have made their beds w/current QB’s on their rosters.

  10. Browns may have to give Baker and a draft pick to any team willing to take his salary off their hands

  11. It looks like the Browns are using their shill to try one last desperate attempt to create a market for Baker, if a QB needy team though Baker was the answer they would have already traded for him.

    There are probably a few offers from teams that would take Baker with the Browns paying most if not all of his salary and a 2nd round pick in exchange for like a 5th or 6th so they could have a decent back-up.

  12. lukedunphysscienceproject says:

    April 28, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    In today’s market, 18M is not a huge amount for a starting QB. Thirteen Qbs will make that much or more this coming season. If he comes in and is not great, he’s gone with no further commitment. If he’s great, you can franchise him or work on a long term deal.

    I would CERTAINLY do this before I would spend a 1st round pick on ANY of the prospects in this draft class.
    ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️
    Right there is how teams end up paying average or slightly above average qbs waaaaay too much money and then end up having to add a sweetener to trade them down the line. When the word franchise tag gets involved talking about him you know theres an issue that shouldnt be used to prop him up. His contract this yr doesnt matter. None of these teams seem to be his dream destination so unless they commit long term when they trade for him if he plays decent(not even great just decent) theres no reason he wouldn’t/shouldnt force the new team to let him test free agency or they franchise tag him and without looking at the exact numbers is likely 40 million or more for that year(which theres no dummy year if hes tagged so that’s 40 plus on the cap) which is a lot different than 18 the year before.

  13. The Vikings should have an interest in Mayfield, but they won’t stray from the train wreck that is Cousins.

  14. He may have his problems BUT he is much better than any of the current draftable QBs.

  15. He may have his problems BUT he is much better than any of the current draftable QBs. Pittsburgh would take him in Pittsburgh minute!

  16. No. Let it be Detroit. That way the Lions can get rid of the dud Jared Goff & sign Baker, because Mayfield has the arm & who’ll put fannies in the seats at Ford Field. Goff plays like he’s scared 100% of the time.

  17. The last season Kirk Cousins had a season with a QBR lower than Baker Mayfield’s average QBR Kirk was a 25 year old backup in Washington.

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