The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news that you need to know. Today’s featured story shares the details of Baker Mayfield’s rookie contract.
With the Cleveland Browns reporting to training camp Wednesday, first overall pick Baker Mayfield signed his rookie contract the night before he had to return.
Rookies signing their contracts never turn into stories until the player decides to holdout for a better contract.
Although the rookies cannot negotiate for money since the rookie contracts are slotted by where they are selected, they negotiate with the teams over little details in the contract.
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Mayfield was one of five rookies that had not signed their rookie contracts. The other four rookies in the entire league unsigned are Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Roquan Smith, and the Browns’ second first-round pick Denzel Ward.
In today’s featured story, the details as to what held up Mayfield’s contract and why the quarterback signed the day before the reporting date are shared.
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"Mayfield and his family were eager for him to get into camp and not miss any practice time, so they urged agent Tom Mills to accept the offset language, a source told cleveland.com."
It is obvious that Mayfield has great people surrounding him and helping him try to make the best decisions for him. It is a great sign that the quarterback made sacrifices in the contract negotiations in order to be with the team the first day of training camp.
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