He did not look good in 2021 due to an injury in his non-throwing shoulder.
Likewise, the infamous video shared by Odell Beckham Sr. placed him in a bad light.
If nothing happens, the Cleveland Browns will have an expensive backup with a salary of almost $19 million.
But if they would have their way, they would like to trade Mayfield earlier to use the cap space he will be freeing up.
However, NFL insider Dov Kleiman asked the toughest question regarding the former Oklahoma standout.
so who does want baker?
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 25, 2022
Initially, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweeted, “The #Panthers are not expected to trade for #Browns QB Baker Mayfield prior to the first round of the NFL Draft, sources say, if they do it at all. Thursday has to play out first, before any other options are considered. Carolina picks No. 6.”
To which Kleiman responded, “so who does want baker?”
It’s a valid question that there might be no answer to.
The Panthers are uncertain if they want Mayfield, knowing that he might be a short-term option.
Besides, the 2023 quarterback class is more promising than this year’s pool.
If Carolina is gearing up for next year’s draft, a healthy Mayfield might even disrupt their plans of getting an early pick.
Even the Seattle Seahawks seem to be not highly interested in him, especially after re-signing Geno Smith.
Gauging Mayfield’s NFL Career So Far
However, his touchdown to interception ratio isn’t appealing.
After four seasons with the Browns, Mayfield had 92 touchdowns and 56 interceptions.
In 2021, he had 17 touchdowns and 13 picks.
Sadly, those numbers paint a picture of an inconsistent play-caller.