The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including Joel Bitonio sharing his thoughts on Baker Mayfield
Joel Bitonio is the longest-tenured player on the Cleveland Browns roster and continues to be one of the strongest leaders. He also rarely speaks, so it’s worth listening to him when he does.
Recently, the starting left guard was asked about the quarterback situation in Cleveland. He was very complimentary of their new starter Deshaun Watson, but had a lot of praise for Baker Mayfield as well.
Bitonio shared his memories of the young quarterback while saying he gave the city all he had and did a lot for the team.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“He’s a tough guy and he played his heart out for us and I’ll always respect that. He’s still a friend of mine. We text occasionally and I think like everybody else, he’s kind of waiting it out to see where he’s going, but Baker did a lot for this franchise. He won a lot of games, he was a great player for us and I’ll always be a friend.”"
There’s this belief that there was a huge split in the locker room because of Baker Mayfield, but it’s not as if there’s a lot of proof of this. Sure, some say there was something off between him and Odell Beckham, Jr. but there are several players who loved what Mayfield did during his four seasons with the team.
"“I do understand that I do have regrets as far as the impact that [it’s had] on the community and people outside of just myself,” Watson said."
Deshaun Watson probably needed to speak as his name continued to be mentioned in civil lawsuits. However, he didn’t say a whole lot — which is understandable at this point — and it’s questionable if he did anything to help his case.
Cleveland has been ready to move on from Mayfield for a while now but they have yet to find a suitor. Greg Newland discusses three reasons they’re having a hard time moving him.
The Browns have a lot of talent at running back and that could lead to them making a trade. John Suchan identifies five teams that need help at the position and could use one of the backs that currently play for Cleveland.