They’ve offered to trade him to other teams but to no avail.
There are possible reasons for the non-interest, from getting surgery on his non-throwing shoulder to showing struggles on the field last season.
Therefore, he remains with the Browns even if they already have Deshaun Watson as their starter.
However, things could turn ugly for the Pro Bowl quarterback if the NFL gives him a lengthy suspension.
The league wouldn’t want any pushback by giving Watson a light sanction for his civil cases of sexual misconduct.
They might look at what other professional sports leagues did for a situation of the same nature.
In that case, there might be a merit for Cleveland to hold on to Mayfield who will be playing under his fifth-year option worth $18.8 million.
After all, he still helped the franchise break a postseason drought that lasted from 2003 to 2019.
Likewise, he is capable of plays like this one.
The deepest completion in the @NFL since 2016?
Baker Mayfield, 66.4 yards*
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) June 6, 2022
The NFL on CBS Twitter page reveals a Next Gen Stats record of Mayfield having the deepest completion in the NFL since 2016.
He accomplished the feat in Week 6 of the 2021 season against the Arizona Cardinals.
In the final play of the half, the former Oklahoma standout threw a Hail Mary from his own 40-yard line.
Donovan Peoples-Jones caught the ball for a touchdown which helped trim the deficit to nine, 23-14 by halftime.
Can Mayfield Achieve That Consistently?
Unfortunately, those were the last points Cleveland scored in that game as they went on to lose at home, 37-14.
Mayfield does have moments of excellence here and there, but he struggled more often than not.
Otherwise, the Browns wouldn’t give Watson a five-year, $230 million fully-guaranteed deal.
His performance last season made it easy for Cleveland to offer a lucrative contract.