They have actively offered him to other teams after signing Deshaun Watson to a five-year, $230 million fully-guaranteed deal.
Jacoby Brissett is also poised as the team’s backup play-caller, leaving no space for Mayfield.
While the status of the former Oklahoma standout is uncertain, he is getting support from fellow quarterback Joe Burrow.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow had good things to say about Baker Mayfield and believes the Browns QB will land on his feet. (YouTube/Full Send Podcast) pic.twitter.com/d7Kqb2SZA0
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) May 18, 2022
ESPN NFL Nation writer Ben Baby tweeted, “Bengals QB Joe Burrow had good things to say about Baker Mayfield and believes the Browns QB will land on his feet.”
He also shared a video clip from the Full Send Podcast wherein Burrow recently guested.
Burrow said, “That’s a tough situation because, you know, he was hurt all last year. Every time we play him, he balls.”
He also added, “I haven’t beat the Browns yet. They beat us both times this year.”
Burrow pointed out Mayfield’s stellar performances when the Browns faced the Cincinnati Bengals.
“First time we played him, Thursday night, Week 2 of my rookie year, we lost like 30 to 34, he balled,” Burrow added.
“Next time we played him, I threw for 400 yards, and he goes for 25 for 28 with five touchdowns, goes on a two-minute drive, touchdown, won the game.”
The Browns Might Need Mayfield In Watson’s Absence
There’s no word yet if Watson will play for the Browns in 2022.
He will meet with NFL officials regarding his 22 sexual misconduct cases and get potential sanctions.
The league cannot give him light punishment because they will attract unnecessary backlash.
Therefore, there’s a chance that Watson will miss a lot of games.
If that happens, Mayfield can still take the role he’s had for the past four seasons.
Doing well while covering for Watson might also increase his trade value.