Change is constant in the NFL.
The hard salary cap makes sure that teams might need to cut players to save money.
Likewise, a player’s performance will dictate whether he stays with the team.
Quarterbacks undergo the heaviest scrutiny because they have a profound effect on any game.
Perhaps that explains this tweet shared by NFL on CBS.
14 QBs were drafted in the top 5 between 2009 and 2018.
Baker Mayfield is the ONLY ONE who remains on the team that selected him. pic.twitter.com/npMmv1576D
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) February 24, 2022
The post above reads, “14 QBs were drafted in the top 5 between 2009 and 2018. Baker Mayfield is the ONLY ONE who remains on the team that selected him.”
The list includes Matthew Stafford who is now playing for the Los Angeles Rams and Jameis Winston who is now with the New Orleans Saints.
Will Mayfield Remain A Brown?
There’s a strong chance that Mayfield will share the same fate with the other 13 quarterbacks.
He struggled last season due to injuries and the team failed to make the playoffs.
Worst, their playoff window might have closed given that the division rivals have better rosters.
The Pittsburgh Steelers can remain competitive if they trade for a veteran quarterback.
Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens will be back to full strength after an injury-laden 2021, especially Lamar Jackson.
Finally, the Cincinnati Bengals played in the Super Bowl and are not the AFC North’s laughing stock anymore.
The Browns’ front office will keep an eye on those teams to determine if Mayfield can defeat those teams.
Otherwise, the team might decide to part ways with him and start all over.
When that happens, NFL on CBS must update their tweet, highlighting the sad fact that players come and go as needed.