The Cleveland Browns are celebrating the arrival of Deshaun Watson, however they apparently nonetheless don’t know what to do about Baker Mayfield.
Really, the Browns are in search of to commerce Mayfield, the previous No. 1 general choose. However they only can’t discover a dance associate. So the place does that depart the Browns and Mayfield?
Yeah, neither has a clue.
All we all know is the Browns are hoping to maneuver on from Mayfield, and Mayfield is hoping to maneuver on from the Browns. Up to now, although, it’s like hoping thus far somebody new, solely to understand nobody else desires to exit with you.
That may make breaking apart robust to do.
A number of groups have been linked to Mayfield lately, however they’ve all stuffed their spots. The Seattle Seahawks traded Russell Wilson, however say they’re joyful to roll with newcomer Drew Lock. The Atlanta Falcons traded Matt Ryan, however to the Indianapolis Colts — one potential suitor for Mayfield and a group for which he reportedly wished to play.
Together with all that, the New Orleans Saints are re-signing Jameis Winston and the Carolina Panthers nonetheless have Sam Darnold. Oh, and the Minnesota Vikings say they’re nonetheless good with Kirk Cousins. (It’s exhausting to know why, however that’s what they are saying.)
The Detroit Lions reportedly would like to land Mayfield, however together with his $18 million on the books, there’s no means they may afford each Mayfield and present starter Jared Goff. And if you happen to assume nobody desires Mayfield … properly, let’s simply say the Lions gained’t be capable of commerce Goff both.
Mayfield actually hasn’t helped his personal trigger by being pretty inconsistent throughout his 4 seasons. Nor does it assist that Odell Beckham Jr. seemed like a daily man with the Browns, then turned again right into a star after being traded to the Tremendous Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
So, sure, the Browns have a brand new franchise quarterback in Watson. Clearly, it’s gonna take a while to determine what to do with the outdated one.