At this time, teams looking for a quarterback have veered away from the possibility of having the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Instead, they might select one of the prospects in this year’s draft.
Therefore, there’s a possibility that he might become an expensive backup quarterback.
However, Mayfield has the right to air his grievances against the Browns, and former player Geoff Schwartz supported him.
Every NFL player knows the sport is business. And every player feels the way Mayfield does when we have our first true NFL is a business moment/situation. https://t.co/UWsfn0ZAHW
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 13, 2022
Schwartz tweeted, “Every NFL player knows the sport is business. And every player feels the way Mayfield does when we have our first true NFL is a business moment/situation.”
He also quoted a tweet from The Associated Press NFL, which stated, “QB Baker Mayfield says the Browns deceived him about their offseason plans, which resulted in them trading for Deshaun Watson.”
Mayfield said, “I feel disrespected 100 percent because I was told one thing, and they completely did another.”
Seeing Both Sides Of The Story
Yes, the Browns should have allowed Mayfield to prove himself this season after suffering from a torn labrum.
However, that injury was on his non-throwing shoulder, making it a lesser excuse for his on-field struggles.
Meanwhile, general manager Andrew Berry stated that they expected Mayfield to be their starter in 2022.
But they did a U-turn when they signed Watson to a five-year, $230 million deal.
Initially, the Browns did not have a shot at signing the Pro Bowl quarterback.
The fully guaranteed contract might have changed Watson’s mind.
Still, the Browns are acting on what’s best for their cause.
Watson might miss some games this year due to an impending suspension from the NFL.
But take away the lawsuits he’s dealing with, and he’s an upgrade from Mayfield.