Now that Watson is the new starting quarterback in Cleveland, the team wants to trade Mayfield away.
However, finding a team that will take on his $19 million cap hit has proven difficult.
We’re going to have to pay $4-$6 million to get a reasonable trade offer. Teams have zero reason to give up draft capital and pay Mayfield $19 million when the Falcons just sign Mariota 2 years/18.75 million.
— Jaret Fudale (@JaretFudale) March 28, 2022
The combination of what the Browns want for Mayfield, along with his contract price, has made teams look away.
However, one team is a great fit for Mayfield, and allows him to get revenge on the Browns.
That team is the Browns biggest rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Steelers Give Mayfield Two Chances Every Year To Face The Browns
As upset as Mayfield was the day he got news of his team trying to replace him, beating them twice a year can change that feeling.
The rivalry between the Steelers and Browns is one of the most intense rivalries in all of NFL.
The hatred between these two teams is obvious.
Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett in one game took a player’s helmet and hit him over the head with it.
Mayfield being on the Steelers roster will add fuel to that fire.
He could use his anger against the Browns on the field, showing them why they made the wrong move to replace him.
Even some Steelers fans are warming up to the idea of Mayfield getting revenge on the Browns.
— 🖕😬🤟 (@calleblockjuju) March 26, 2022
Him joining the Steelers will also do more for the team than just giving him a shot at Cleveland twice a year.
Mayfield Can Bring Competition To The Starting Job In Pittsburgh
The Steelers signed Mitch Trubisky during the offseason to fill the hole at quarterback.
He suffered under bad coaching during his time in Chicago as a starter.
However, many see the move to Pittsburgh as a second chance for him.
But adding Mayfield to the mix would spice up the quarterback competition.
He can push Trubisky to the max if he wants another shot of being an NFL starter.
Trubisky could easily return the favor if he’s ready to be the next starting quarterback for the team.
Healthy competition between the two quarterbacks could help the Steelers later on in the 2022 season.
It also helps keep them in competition for a playoff spot.
Does A Trade Make Sense For Pittsburgh?
When the Steelers already have Trubisky and Mason Rudolph, why would they need Mayfield?
First, Trubisky is suspect as a starter in the NFL.
His time in Chicago saw him go 29-21.
We need to look at his play on the field, not his wins and losses.
As a starter, he had 64 touchdowns and 37 interceptions.
Not a good look for a starting quarterback.
Second, Rudolph is mainly known as that guy Garrett hit with his own helmet.
He’s done nothing to impress people in his time with the Steelers.
Mayfield can lift the Steelers quarterback group with his experience and drive to be a starter.
That’s why it makes sense for them to trade for Mayfield in 2022.