ESPN Proposes Massive Baker Mayfield-Aaron Rodgers Blockbuster Trade That Got Browns Fans Really Upset (TWEETS)
Until this entire thing is resolved, there will be non-stop coverage of where Aaron Rodgers migth end up after he stated his unwillingness to play for the Green Bay Packers.
Hours before the start of the 2021 NFL Draft last week, news broke that Rodgers does not want to return to Green Bay, event hough the franchise has insisted they will not trade the reigning MVP. But that hasn’t stopped people from speculating.
ESPN recently released its list of seven potential trades that could work for Aaron Rodgers, where they had the Cleveland Browns in the fifth most appealing spot.
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell sends the Browns 2022 and 2023 first-round picks to the Packers, along with quarterback Baker Mayfield and tight end David Njoku in exchange for Rodgers and cornerback Josh Jackson.
“Would the Browns dare consider trading their former first overall pick? They should at least consider the possibility,” writes Barnwell. “Mayfield is mostly beloved in Cleveland, and it would be incredibly risky to trade him away for a quarterback in his late 30s.
“The Browns would have to consider it, though, because they’re facing a difficult question with Mayfield’s future: do they really want to pay Mayfield the going rate for franchise quarterbacks? Upgrading to Rodgers would drastically alter the ceiling for the Cleveland offense, which might have a case as the second-best in football with him at the helm. The analytically inclined Browns would be able to create a more efficient attack by dramatically upping their pass rate.”
Browns fans reacted with anger on social media:
The Cleveland Browns went 11-5 in 2020, making the playoffs for the first time since 2002. They also defeated the hated Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round.
Last season, Mayfield threw for 3,563 yards and 26 touchdowns with only eight interceptions.
He loves Cleveland and the fans love him right back.