Free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy visited with three different teams but quarterback Baker Mayfield has tried to lure him to the Cleveland Browns
After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gerald McCoy has become a hot commodity. The free agent defensive tackle has made some visits which included spending time with the Baltimore Ravens as well as the Carolina Panthers. However, his first stop once becoming available was in Berea as he met with the Cleveland Browns.
He was with the Browns for two days and despite him taking other visits afterward, the Browns are reportedly still very much in play. McCoy has said he doesn’t care what city he plays in, as long as the team he decides on is a winner.
Normally, that would hurt Cleveland’s chances but things are suddenly looking better thanks to the fact that they finally have a franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield. With his star being on the rise, players are willing to come work alongside him as the Browns grow into contenders.
Not only is it true that Mayfield helps on the field, but he’s now trying to help off it as well. While speaking with reporters at his youth camp he admitted that he’s actively recruiting McCoy to join the Browns. He then politely turned the attention back to the camp so he could discuss what he had going on with the kids.
"“I have been, but we’re going to stick to just camp questions.’’ — Mayfield said according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com"
Cleveland has already had quite the haul this offseason which has included them landing Odell Beckham. Jr., Olivier Vernon, and Sheldon Richardson. They also made out very nicely in the draft as LSU cornerback Greedy Williams fell into the second round and ended up in The Land.
Should they add McCoy to the mix as well, it would be hard to say any other team came close to the offseason they had. After wrapping up his visit with Carolina, McCoy has said he will take the weekend to make up his mind. We should know shortly what his decision is and if it is in Cleveland, Mayfield will deserve some of the credit for making that happen.