The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a weird idea that Baker Mayfield could leave for the Patriots one day
It’s a slow time in the NFL season, so some stories that get floated around may seem out of left field. That’s the initial reaction to something said by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. While appearing on WEEI’s ‘Mut & Callahan’, Florio said he could see a scenario where Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield one day joins the New England Patriots.
Now, to be fair to Florio, he never said he had some kind of inside knowledge, or that he even predicts this being the case. He merely was discussing Mayfield and his future, saying he could see him leveraging for whatever he wants going forward.
Of course, that’s a long way off, and it’s also a bit of a stretch if we are being honest. Still, Florio is a respected media member so when he talks people will notice.
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"“I could see Mayfield after six, seven years in the NFL, forcing his way out (of Cleveland) and maybe the road finds its way to New England,” Florio said, as transcribed by WEEI’s Ryan Hannable. “Now, I don’t know if Tom Brady has six years left, but it would be six more years at the most before Mayfield could walk away wherever he wants to go."
This feels really far-fetched. The Cleveland Browns are a young team on the rise. There’s nothing that guarantees that the Patriots will continue to be the model dynasty six years down the road once Tom Brady is done — and maybe even Bill Belichick who would be roughly 72, or 73 in this scenario. Mayfield is staying put, his star would be bigger if he restores the Browns than if he championship hops.
"“Come April, the Browns will be drafting for their present, rather than their future. The future is here now, in the form of Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Denzel Ward and Myles Garrett. It is likely that those four will define Cleveland football for years to come, and the Browns’ goal is now to acquire the pieces that will complement those premium talents.”"
As Martin points out, this team has a lot of talent in place and they’re no longer looking forward to when they can compete — they are ready to do it now.
Mike Lukas knows we can’t root for our beloved Cleveland Browns in Super Bowl LIII, but he gives you his three RIDIC reasons to root for the Rams.
"“The loser’s got to get someone else a chain. We get to pick the chain and we get to have fun with it because obviously everyone’s talking about who’s going to win, and at the end of the day we’d love to see each other win, but we’d also love to see ourselves win too, but we made a little bet with it just to show how friendly we are that it’s bigger than just the award.’’"
There’s a lot of respect between Saquon Barkley and Baker Mayfield, and the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in the draft are far and away the most deserving. It will be interesting to see who pulls off the win, but their respect for one another is a great thing to see.