Baker Mayfield is right there for the taking, but so far, no team has pulled the trigger to get him. You might think it’s because of his salary for next season, but it has a lot more to do with the type of person he is.
According to the latest report about the former Oklahoma star, some around the NFL still think he’s too immature to lead a locker room.
“There is a sense around the league that Baker Mayfield is still a really immature guy and he hasn’t been the leader of that locker room,” NFL reporter Jordan Scultz said during an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.
A league source told CBS Sports Wednesday the Seahawks are still gathering information on Mayfield but remain highly interested in adding the former No. 1 draft pick to their roster in the absence of veteran Russell Wilson.
Mayfield lose his job this offseason after the Browns traded for Deshaun Watson and then gave him a $230 million fully guaranteed contract.
Mayfield was excused from the mandatory minicamp this month, and it appears he has played his last game in Cleveland.
The Carolina Panthers remain the top likely landing spot for Mayfield.
Mayfield completed 60.5% of his passes for 3,010 yards and 17 touchdowns against 13 interceptions over 14 games last fall and battled a shoulder injury for much of the season. In his career, he has thrown for 14,125 yards and 92 touchdowns to 56 interceptions.