Mayfield has been the subject of trade talk for weeks, but the Browns have yet to find a viable trade partner though Coach Stefanski recently said the team is seeking closure.
#Browns Kevin Stefanski on where things stand with Baker Mayfield: "I think everyone understands the situation and we're hoping that there's closure to it at some point."
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) March 28, 2022
In the meantime, he hosted a throwing session in Austin with two free-agent wide receivers.
Texas Boys Play Throw And Catch
Veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley, one of the top free agents available, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who has requested a trade, and wide receiver Danny Amendola got in a throwing session today in Austin where all three NFL players live in the offseason, per league source
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 24, 2022
The timetable for recovery was four to six months from his January 19, 2022 surgery so Mayfield appears to be ahead of schedule.
Andrew Berry Admits To One Regret With Mayfield
Mayfield has been very quiet though many are talking about him.
Most notably, GM Andrew Berry made a surprising admission at the NFL annual meetings about his interactions with Mayfield.
He regrets that he did not get to communicate directly with Mayfield about the team’s initial meeting with Watson in Houston on March 15.
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) March 29, 2022
“If there’s probably one thing that I would regret or kind of go back [and do] differently, when he had been notified that we were one of the teams that Deshaun wanted to meet with, late that Monday night, we set up the visit. I had set up a call for Baker’s representation the following morning. The news got out before I was able to make that call… That’s the one thing I wish I had done a little bit differently. But on the whole, we had been pretty candid in terms of where we stood at the quarterback position really since very early in the offseason.”
There is no turning back for either party.
Both Mayfield and the Browns are eager to move ahead.
The question is not if it happens but when it does.