Cleveland Browns News: Was Baker Mayfield nearly a Patriot?
The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including Baker Mayfield thinking he was headed to New England in the 2018 NFL Draft
The offseason is coming to a close but the Cleveland Browns found themselves in the news cycle once again — but not for anything negative. Instead, it had to do with a lengthy piece written by Mina Kimes where she pulled back the curtain a little bit on Baker Mayfield — the person.
Kimes let us all know about how Mayfield was able to score his first date with his future wife as well as how he feels about the idea of a franchise quarterback fitting into a stereotype.
Also, there’s a blurb in there about how Mayfield thought he was going to be joining the New England Patriots during the 2018 NFL Draft.
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Cleveland Browns News
Baker Mayfield was apparently convinced the Patriots, not the Browns, were going to draft him — Sean Wagner-McGough, CBS Sports
"“Apparently, as Mina Kimes of ESPN wrote (in a story that you should read), Mayfield was “convinced” the Patriots were going to trade up all the way to No. 2 to draft him. Until draft day, Mayfield didn’t know if the Browns were going to take him with the top pick, which is what actually happened.”"
The current Browns quarterback wanted the challenge of turning the team around but wasn’t sure if the team would afford him the opportunity. Thankfully it didn’t happen that way but could you imagine how happy Pats fans would have been to be able to go from Tom Brady to Baker Mayfield?
Baker Mayfield isn’t afraid of the hype — Mina Kimes, ESPN
"“THE CLEVELAND BROWNS are favored to win their division. Read that sentence again and let it wash over you; marvel at the implausibility of those words being printed in order, passing untouched through a fact-checker’s hands. The Cleveland Browns. Are Favored. To Win. Their Division.”"
This story by Kimes is an exceptional read and DPD will dive into that one in more detail at a later time because there’s some great stuff about the man now leading the team. Kimes dives into Baker’s personal life and even details a great interaction he had with a young fan wearing a pair of Mayfield socks. It’s safe to say, No. 6 is a good guy.
Cardinals release Desmond Harrison after charges of strangulation, assault against woman — Eric Edholm, Yahoo! Sports
"“The Arizona Cardinals have released offensive tackle Desmond Harrison within an hour of Yahoo Sports reporting that a warrant was issued with charges of assault on a person by strangulation and assault on a female by a male.”"
The Browns waived Harrison recently but nothing about the way they cut ties with him indicated these kinds of issues were lurking. It’s probably safe to say he won’t be in the league anymore if these accusations prove to be true.
Are the Cleveland Browns facing internal discord?
One fan asked Terry Pluto if the team could be facing ‘internal discord’ this year, which has been a common thing under Jimmy Haslam. The answer appears to be no because the general manager and coach are on the same page — which hasn’t been the case in the past (also the fault of Haslam).