Pressure is starting to mount for Andrew Berry to get rid of Baker Mayfield. Who could land the former Cleveland Browns No. 1 pick?
Each day that passes for the Cleveland Browns and Baker Mayfield remains on the roster, the more questions that I have. On one side I totally get why Andrew Berry isn’t willing to just walk away without getting something in return. But on the flip side, I’m not sure this relationship is healthy for anyone on the roster.
After being excused from mandatory camp, it’s appearing more and more evident there is no scenario where he can remain on this team. With all the latest Deshaun Watson drama, for a minute I thought he may still be the quarterback in 2022.
Unfortunately, Mayfield doesn’t have the personality that could go through something like this and remain on the team. I’m not saying that is a negative, but it’s the truth. Here are three landing spots that still make a ton of sense.
Baker Mayfield Landing Spot No. 3 – Minnesota Vikings
While Baker Mayfield landing in Minnesota seems like a bit of a long shot, one ESPN writer calls it an “outside-the-box landing spot”. And while at first, I struggled with this concept, I think the Vikings are in a similar situation as the Browns this offseason.
They have a quarterback in Kirk Cousins who is very good and they like having him around. But I think they also realize that they will never be true Super Bowl contenders unless they upgrade at a position.
Cousins will win you 10 or even 12 games a year, he may even win you a playoff game. But at the end of the day, he is going to struggle to compete against the Patrick Mahomes, Josh Alen, and even Aaron Rodgers of the world.
With their new general manager, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, who spend the last two years in Cleveland, there is a connection that puts the dots together. I could see the Vikings being an option if Berry finally just cut his losses. Pays a huge chunk of his salary, takes a late pick in return, but at least gets him into the NFC North where they should see him too often.