The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know including Baker Mayfield and his camp being fine with free agency in 2023
All offseason, the Cleveland Browns have said they will go into 2022 with Baker Mayfield as their starter. As far as his contract goes, they have not addressed that despite this being the fifth and final year of his rookie deal.
Mayfield enters the campaign without any long-term security and while that could be a scary prospect, there are reports that his camp is fine with this.
In fact, they seem to be comfortable knowing that he has 17 more games with Cleveland to prove he deserves a big contract — and the Browns will be happy to see him extra motivated to prove this.
This story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
"“The front office asserted that no contract extension will be offered and that’s not bothering Team Mayfield, as the former No. 1 pick is apparently getting settled to the idea of being a free agent after playing 17 more games with the Browns.”"
All offseason, there has been debate as to whether or not the Browns run it back with Mayfield. As it stands now, it looks as though they really have no other options. Of course, it could end up working out and if it does, Mayfield could still cash in during the 2023 offseason.
"“For starters, it means they won’t have either elite QB for themselves this season, and they won’t face them twice a year with the Steelers, who were interested in trading for Rodgers, according to Pro Football Talk.”"
There were rumors that Pittsburgh was eyeing Aaron Rodgers and if he did end up in the AFC North, the Browns would have had two MVPs and Joe Burrow (who could very well win the award in the near future) to contend with.
DPD’s John Suchan is a fan of DK Metcalf and he believes Cleveland should be willing to go after him following the Seahawks trading away quarterback Russell Wilson.
Our look ahead to free agency continues as Casey Kinnamon discusses M.J. Stewart. Here, he looks at where he came from and whether or not he fits in the plans going forward.