Baker Mayfield will not attend Browns OTAs

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When the Browns started their offseason program last month, quarterback Baker Mayfield was not present.

Unsurprisingly, that’s not going to change as the club begins its OTAs.

Mayfield will not attend the voluntary practices that start on Tuesday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Two months after the Browns acquired Deshaun Watson from the Texans, Mayfield remains on Cleveland’s roster.

Last week, Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com reported that a holding pattern exists with Mayfield. While the Seahawks and Panthers have interest in the 2018 No. 1 overall pick, the hold up is how much of the quarterback’s 2022 salary Cleveland and Mayfield’s new team will pay.

Mayfield is slated to make $18.8 million guaranteed in the coming season.

Playing with an injury to his left shoulder for most of the 2021 season, Mayfield completed 61 percent of his passes for 3,010 yards with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 14 games.

8 responses to “Baker Mayfield will not attend Browns OTAs

  1. The Browns will not admit it but Baker has the upper hand right now. Once the HBO show airs on Watson, Baker will be firmly in the driver’s seat.

  2. I doubt Baker is mature enough to show up, keep his mouth shot and try to get his career back on track. Not showing up means his trade value and his future is in the USFL.

  3. Why would they want him there learning all of their schemes, strengths and weaknesses when it’s more likely than not he’ll be in a different uniform this season, possibly that of an AFC North opponent?

  4. wardo says:
    May 23, 2022 at 5:17 pm
    I doubt Baker is mature enough to show up, keep his mouth shot and try to get his career back on track. Not showing up means his trade value and his future is in the USFL.

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    Another delusional Browns fan… At least Watson (who refused to play and sat way before the allegations against him) is an adult.? The guy who whined because he did not like his coach and of course went on to be accused of the improper treatment of 22 women. Any Browns fan who says anything about Baker in a negative way while they gave up what they did for Watson should be ignored.

  5. Bye Bye Baker. Enjoy your 1+ million dollar checks for 18 consecutive weeks. Poor baby, I feel so sorry for you. NOT!

  6. “bob3339 says:
    May 23, 2022 at 4:50 pm
    He should 100% show up and force this awkward situation on the Browns.”

    The only problem with that is Mayfield remains a man child. He is not mature enough to handle that type situation. If he showed up I guarantee he would self combust within 2 weeks.

  7. Browns are setting everyone up to fail and putting all coaches and players in an awkward situation. Watson is their plan long term and they expect a suspension, it will be 6+ games. A well run org has their backup/week 1 starter taking the #1 reps in OTAs and camp to prepare for the season. What if Baker showed up, would he get those reps?

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