Baker Mayfield is still a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, despite the team's acquisition of Deshaun Watson. Some expect the team to soon trade the former No. 1 overall pick. However, a new report indicates the Browns want to keep Mayfield on the roster, perhaps all the way through the 2022 season.
Per NFL insider Josina Anderson, the Browns plan on taking their time with the Baker Mayfield situation. In fact if things go south and they can't find a trade partner, the team will reportedly be fine with keeping Mayfield throughout the 2022 season.
"While anything can happen my understanding is the #Browns currently plan a patient approach w/ Baker Mayfield's situation," Anderson reports.
"It's also entirely possible they enter the regular season with Mayfield still on the roster & in position to suit up pending Deshaun Watson's playing status.
This also adds to what Browns GM Andrew Berry had to say about the matter during the NFL Annual Meeting on Tuesday.
“I wouldn’t really get into that type of speculation. But the reality of it is, quarterbacks are valuable,” Berry said via Browns reporter Zac Jackson.
“Baker is a good player and you can’t have enough good players on your roster. We’ve already planned to make it work and we’ll just see how the next few weeks go, the next few months.”
This is similar to how the 49ers are handling their situation with Jimmy Garoppolo. It's a pretty telling sign few, if any, teams are interested in Baker Mayfield.
Right now, it appears the Browns are content with having both Deshaun Watson and Baker Mayfield on the roster when the 2022 season begins.
Something tells us Baker is not going to be happy about that.