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NFL Legend Says 'No One' Wants Baker Mayfield

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield on the field.

CLEVELAND, OHIO - NOVEMBER 21: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns looks on after the game against the Detroit Lions at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 21, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Over the past few weeks, football fans have been wondering where Baker Mayfield will play next season.

The Cleveland Browns traded a massive haul for Deshaun Watson and then handed him a $230 million guaranteed contract. That spelled the end of Mayfield's time in Cleveland.

However, he remains a member of the Browns. The team hasn't been able to find a trade partner for the former No. 1 overall pick after making the deal for Watson.

Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe doesn't think any teams want Mayfield.

Here's what he said, via Cleveland.com:

"Nobody willing to trade a fifth-round pick?" asked Sharpe. “You won’t give up a fifth, sixth or seventh-rounder? Don’t nobody want [Baker Mayfield]. It’s hard, but it’s true. Sad, but fair."

Sharpe went on to suggest that Baker hasn't lived up to his potential, which is why he's out of the job.

Baker Mayfield would still be the quarterback if what a lot of people said Baker Mayfield was going be [was true], which is a franchise-altering quarterback,” said Sharpe. “In the NFL, you play well you have a job, you keep a job. Baker Mayfield didn’t play well."

Will Mayfield be traded before the 2022 NFL draft kicks off on Thursday night?