As expected, Baker Mayfield trade talks are at a standstill

Baker Mayfield may prefer being traded to the Seattle Seahawks, but the Cleveland Browns appear to be in no hurry to pass their former No. 1 overall pick to the rebuilding NFC West team.

While Baker Mayfield seems happy with the idea of ​​him being traded to the Seattle Seahawks, the Cleveland Browns are in no rush to sell their former No. 1 overall.

With the 2022 NFL Draft two weekends away, it may be a while before Mayfield finds his new team. His relationship with the Browns organization is said to be irreparable this far after Cleveland was traded for Deshaun Watson. Mayfield played his first four NFL seasons in Oklahoma in Cleveland. With his fifth-year option, he’s running out of time to remain an NFL starter.

While the fit makes sense in Seattle, CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson reports that the “Browns [are] not rushed and the Seahawks [are] not hunt under actual pretexts.”

Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield trade talks are on hold

Mayfield isn’t the only starting-level quarterback whose trade value is declining on his current team. Jimmy Garoppolo is with the San Francisco 49ers and all eyes are on Trey Lance as their future quarterback. While Garoppolo has had the better professional career, his commercial value has plummeted due to an injury he sustained in the NFC playoffs. As for Mayfield, he’ll have to wait.

Once the top five quarterback prospects (Matt Corral, Sam Howell, Kenny Pickett, Desmond Ridder, Malik Willis) have all found their new teams, the next wave of quarterback deals will happen. Expect the likes of Mayfield and Garoppolo to be moved, but probably not until well after the draft. Seattle makes a lot of sense for Mayfield, but if not the Seahawks, where could he go?

Mayfield would probably go to the NFC to apply for a starting job on teams with no great future at the quarterback position. If teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, or New Orleans Saints don’t draft quarterbacks this spring, Mayfield could go to one of those NFC South teams for a fringe starter/backup role before hitting free agency .

Mayfield to Seattle to challenge Drew Lock is the most logical scenario, but these things take time. As expected, Baker Mayfield trade talks are at a standstill

John Verrall

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