Colin Cowherd has never believed in Baker Mayfield and is now offering up some underwhelming options for the Cleveland Browns to replace him with
The FS1 personality has been a major critic of Mayfield’s leadership and attitude, going as far as calling him “undraftable” at one point. This has led to some back and forth between Cowherd and the Cleveland quarterback and the fans have also gone after Cowherd.
Anger from the fans will surely only intensify with Cowherd’s latest statement as the host of the ‘Herd’ said he would go after Carson Wentz or Jimmy Garoppolo as replacements for Mayfield.
Cowherd cites a mailbag article from Mary Kay Cabot who says the Browns are definitely looking at options but if they cannot find a player, they will support Mayfield. From there, Cowherd says he would bring Mayfield back and let him get healthy before trying to move on from him — citing that he has no value at this point after the 2021 debacle.
Why Cleveland Browns should be concerned
There are plenty of Cleveland fans that want to pretend all of Mayfield’s issues happened in 2021 and can be blamed on injuries. Sadly, this isn’t true and Cowherd points this out by naming three incredibly troubling trends.
One is the fact that Odell Beckham, Jr. was a superstar before joining the Browns as well as after leaving them. On top of that, he claims Jarvis Landry was more effective in Miami without Mayfield and Austin Hooper was very good in Atlanta but is invisible in Cleveland.
Of those three, the Landry one might be the only stretch. Landry did decline in 2021 but he had put up some decent numbers before then. Still, it’s hard to argue against the other two.
Why Cowherd likes Wentz for Cleveland Browns
Lastly, the FS1 pundit touched on why he thinks Carson Wentz could be a good fit. He explained that there are simply no good pass-catchers in Indy but Wentz still had a 27-to-7 touchdown to interception ratio.
He did say the Jacksonville loss was concerning but still believes he could thrive in the right environment.
Even so, both options feel underwhelming — it also feels like it will be a very long offseason.