Baker Mayfield may have brought the Cleveland Browns more success than they’d experienced in decades, but apparently it wasn’t enough.
According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Browns plan to move on from Mayfield no matter what happens in the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes. Mort would go on to say that the Browns want “an adult” at the position, and that Jimmy Garoppolo is a very realistic possibility.
Baker Mayfield has played four seasons in Cleveland, during which he’s taken the team to the postseasons once — in 2020, marking their first playoff appearance in 18 years). Mayfield was selected first overall by the Browns in 2018, in a draft that included Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson, and Josh Rosen.
Last night, Mayfield took to Twitter to bid farewell to the city of Cleveland. At the time, many thought it was a sign that the Browns could be getting Watson. Now, it’s looking more like this is happening in spite of Watson, not because of him.