The Cleveland Browns head into year four of the Baker Mayfield experiment.
As a rookie in 2018, the former Oklahoma Sooners QB took the starting job and had a 6-7 record, but he gave the franchise and the fan base something to believe in.
2019 was all offseason hype after the team traded for Odell Beckham Jr., but the team never lived up to it and missed the postseason. After firing their head coach, the team came back stronger in 2020 and made the playoffs and defeated the Steelers in the Wild Card round.
In an ESPN article pitching bold moves for every team, the Browns are actually being urged to trade Mayfield.
“Under Kevin Stefanski’s friendly system and behind a vastly improved offensive line, Mayfield resurrected his game and reputation, which was in tatters after his second season. Now, a contract extension decision looms, one that very well may decide whether the Browns continue on their upward trajectory or flame out and return to the bottom of the league. His value may never be this high again, especially if a huge cap number is bolted to his name.”
The Chicago Bears are proposed as the team the Browns should trade Mayfield to. In return would be “a couple of draft picks” and Pro Bowl linebacker Roquan Smith.