The National Football League is reportedly seeking a suspension of at least a year for Browns QB Deshaun Watson, and it brought up the conversation of whether the Browns should stick with Baker Mayfield in 2022 until Watson serves it out.
Mayfield told Carey Murdock of SoonerScoop the Browns would need to reach out to start the process of reconciliation. He added he’s ready to move on and he thinks the Browns are too.
“No. I think for that to happen there would have to be some reaching out. But we’re ready to move on, I think, on both sides,” he said via Murdock.
NFL Insider Josina Anderson added more fuel to the fire when she reported, “Hold up now. This is not according to my understanding of how things went down –still unreported–prior to mandatory camp. There’s always two sides to a story, but still…”
As of right now, the Browns are expected to play QB Jacoby Brissett as their backup after they signed him to a deal that makes him the second-highest paid No. 2 quarterback in the league.
Mayfield remains in limbo as trade talks with interested teams continue over his salary for next year. Mayfield is owed an $18.898 million salary in 2022 and Cleveland so far has been unwilling to eat enough of that figure for other teams to bite.
In 2021, Mayfield appeared in 14 games and completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 3,010 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He also rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown.
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