Baker Mayfield spoke on Tuesday during his youth football camp on the possibility of playing for the Cleveland Browns this season.
Former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield held his youth football camp in Norman, Oklahoma, and spoke to the media at that camp Tuesday morning.
There has been growing speculation around the league that the Cleveland Browns may ask Mayfield to play if quarterback Deshaun Watson is suspended for the 2022 season.
While many people believe that the was no chance of the two parties making up, Mayfield was asked this question Tuesday.
"“No. I think for that to happen there would have to be some reaching out. But we’re ready to move on, I think, on both sides.” –Mayfield"
The Browns knew when they traded with the Texans for Watson that he would likely be facing discipline stemming from the 20+ allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. Many, like myself, believed that when they signed Jacoby Brissett that he would likely be the starter during Watson’s absence.
However as more allegations or made and more details have been leaked to the public, the perception of Watson’s suspension has been that it will be significant. Jacoby Brissett as a full-time starter has a losing record, clearly, Mayfield is more talented and in turn a better option.
But his words on Tuesday show what plenty have believed, not only do the Cleveland Browns want to move on from Baker, but Baker also wants to move on from the Browns.
So for now the Browns will await the decision from the league and independent arbitrator, will they stick with Brissett if Watson gets a season or more? We will likely find out in the next few weeks.