His desire for a trade came about when the Browns had a meeting with Deshaun Watson.
It seemed like a meeting that would go nowhere for the Browns initially.
Deshaun Watson to Cleveland is dead, and was never really alive according to @AllbrightNFL. Watson does not want to play in a cold weather city. The #Browns made an offer… the #Texans didn’t decline that trade… Watson did.
— Noah Weiskopf (@BrownsWithNoah) March 14, 2022
But things changed when they offered him the best deal in the NFL.
At the end of the day, Cleveland had the better coach, team on both sides of the ball, and the most to offer financially for Deshaun Watson. They won the off-season.
— 📋 (@doodlebop0824) March 18, 2022
Watson would then waive his no-trade clause for the Houston Texans to trade him to the Browns.
The ink has dried on the agreement, giving Mayfield a chance to have his wish fulfilled.
There are teams out there that still need a starting quarterback.
Mayfield can fill that spot for the teams needing a quarterback.
What three teams in the NFL should look at Mayfield to fill their needs at quarterback?
3. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons were in talks to acquire Watson.
That means they are looking to move on from Matt Ryan.
With a willingness to replace Ryan, they need to make a call for Mayfield.
Mayfield would be a younger quarterback for the team, and he comes with experience.
The Falcons can also start building around Mayfield if they wish to trade for him.
The deal gives the Falcons what they are looking for while getting Mayfield out as he asked.
2. New Orleans Saints
Another team that was part of the Watson sweepstakes, the Saints would be a good option to trade for Mayfield.
The team has yet to offer a deal to their starter from last year, Jameis Winston.
That could mean they are looking to move on from Winston, who missed out on half of last season due to an injury.
With no contract for Winston and no trade for Watson, a Mayfield trade could be possible.
The Saints have a proven running game and proven receivers on the team.
They also have a solid defense, something to help Mayfield if the team acquires him.
Mayfield will also be able to start on opening day.
Winston’s injury that he is recovering from might keep him out for the opening day of the 2022 NFL season.
The injury could be the most significant push for the Saints to make a Mayfield trade.
1. Indianapolis Colts
The team that needs a quarterback and cannot draft one in the first round is the Colts.
That makes a Browns trade with the Colts the most likely option.
They could look to the free agency market.
But the market is very thin there for the Colts.
The only proven free-agent quarterback is Winston.
However, he might not be available for the start of the season and possibility beyond.
The factor of Mayfield being ready on day one could help push the Colts to trade for him.
Since Andrew Luck retired, the Colts have also been having a rotating door for quarterbacks.
No quarterback there has lasted beyond one season with the team as a starter.
The Colts also have a record of trading for a quarterback as of late.
It is how they got their last quarterback, Carson Wentz.
If the past indicates the future, maybe Mayfield will be in blue and white this 2022 season.NEXT: Browns Paying A Large Fortune For Deshaun Watson