After the 2022 NFL draft came and went without a trade in place, the Cleveland Browns and Baker Mayfield are set to play the waiting game.
One general manager told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler the Browns should wait into the summer before making a move in case there is an injury that could make a suitor desperate.
“This one is going to slow down now,” Fowler said Sunday on SportsCenter. “This is officially a stand off between Baker Mayfield and the Browns and other teams and who’s going to pay that $19 million in salary that he has guaranteed. So there’s no new movement on this. I talked to an NFL GM who said the Browns should hold onto him because you never know what’s going to happen with an injury around the league or somebody’s quarterback situation changes because right now there’s just not a strong enough market. Seattle and some other teams will wait this out if he’s actually released, then they could get involved.”
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