Baker Mayfield’s wife Emily answered questions on Friday about her husband amid his NFL uncertainty and ongoing estrangement from the Cleveland Browns as they look to trade him away.
While taking part in an Instagram Q&A, Emily said Mayfield “is great” and has “been training a ton,” even playing a bit of golf in his free time.
When asked how the couple handles “all the stress and unknowns of NFL life,” Emily said the ordeal has been “a learning process.”
“Personally, it’s been a learning process. But I’ve learned that fitness and self-care play a HUGE role in my happiness and mental health. It also took me a few years to realize it’s okay to say no to things. Oh, and stay off Twitter! Haha,” she posted.
Mayfield has been away from the Browns since demanding a trade from the team after finding out they were pursuing Deshaun Watson and struck out the first time around. After his trade request, the Browns front office improved their trade proposal and promised to give Watson a mega contract to get him to drop his no-trade clause.
The rest is history.
In 2020, the Browns advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 18 years. But after Mayfield struggled last season while playing through a torn labrum to his non-throwing left shoulder, the Browns changed their plans at quarterback and traded for Watson in March.
Mayfield, who still remains on the Browns roster, is owed an $18.8 million guaranteed salary this season, which allegedly has made it difficult for Cleveland to move him.
Last season, Mayfield threw 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions.