Many are not surprised that a draft-day trade did not happen.
The kickoff of the 2022 NFL season is over 4 months away.
And for Baker Mayfield and the Browns, that long 4-month offseason will be spent waiting and wondering.
What I'm hearing about Baker Mayfieldhttps://t.co/NUKevoT4FU
— Terry Pluto (@terrypluto) May 1, 2022
This situation is far from resolved, but only time and situations outside of either Mayfield or the Browns’ control will determine how it goes.
Complications Are Many
Mayfield is coming off the much-ballyhooed shoulder injury that required offseason surgery.
His fifth-year option is valued at $18 million.
— DollarDog Nick (@DollarDogNick) April 29, 2022
Through the fault of both Mayfield and the Browns, his reputation in the locker room is a bit tarnished.
What The Browns Want To Happen
Ideally, the Browns want 2023 draft picks and for a team to take the majority if not all of Mayfield’s salary.
Quarterback injuries through the offseason and training camp would be the main way the Browns would get their wish.
What Mayfield Wants To Happen
It is likely that Mayfield would like to move forward and get out of this limbo state he is living in.
He does not know where he is going or when.
Mayfield may end up at the Browns’ training camp which would be the epitome of awkwardness.
There were two opportunities this offseason for the Browns to successfully trade Mayfield.
One was immediately after they agreed to terms with Deshaun Watson on March 18.
Baker Mayfield is the best QB available in the draft for the Second time in his Career
— Bruce (@_BruceWrld) April 28, 2022
The other was at the draft this weekend from April 28 through April 30.
hot take , I don’t think the Browns will ever regret moving on from Baker Mayfield BUT I think a good amount of teams will regret not trading minimal assets for him.
— Quincy Carrier (@Kwen_C) April 30, 2022
Now we just wait and wonder how this will all work out.
Kickoff is September 8 so sit back, grab a drink, and relax.
There are literally some teams right now who have starting QBs that are not better than Baker Mayfield. Let, alone something can always happen in football. #ImJustSaying if it were me, y’all can wait me out. Pull up a rocking chair. ⏳
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 30, 2022
Patience will be the virtue of choice for resolving this issue.