Baker Mayfield went from the Cleveland Browns savior to do me a favor and get out of town. No longer wanted in the Dawg Pound with the signing of super star quarterback DeShaun Watson. Once the Browns let out they were interested in Watson, Baker Mayfield took it personally and asked for a trade. The Browns are yet to grant that wish but one team should be negotiating!
The Seattle Seahawks are the only team left in the league without a true starting quarterback. Well maybe the Panthers but Carolina has made it clear they have no interest in trading for Baker. But Seattle should!
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It's certainly true that Mayfield hasn't lived up to the #1 pick status when he was drafted four years ago. During that time he was able to help get the Browns to the playoffs once in 2020 and even won the wild card round against division rival Pittsburgh Steelers. However, last season Baker didn't play very well and yes he had a shoulder injury to his non-throwing arm but that excuse only goes so far.
On the other hand one can argue that his 17 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions were a bit of a fabrication in 2021. Baker did throw for 26 TD's and only 8 INT's the season before along with over 3,500 yards passing in a run heavy offense. Add in the fact that Odell Beckham Jr. barely played for Cleveland last season, Nick Chubb and Jarvis Landry had injury issues and some problems on the offensive line. So it's fair to say that Mayfield didn't have such a great supporting cast in order to put up enough points on the board.
Baker is owed $18.9 million dollars in the final year of his contract. That's a bargain nowadays and a risk worth taking if you're Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks. Why not take a shot on Baker who obviously has enough talent to play in this league. Give him D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Noah Fant to throw to in the Pacific Northwest and see what happens.
Baker actually has some similarties in playing style to Russell Wilson, however Russ can cook better than Mayfield can Bake. But is Seattle serious about Drew Lock? Come on! They know that's not going to work. So it comes down to this. Either Seattle is holding out for a quarterback they like in the upcoming draft, sitting there with the 9th overall pick. Or they are talking to Cleveland and can't strike a deal to send Baker to Seattle. Perhaps the Browns want a first rounder? That's not gonna happen. If the Browns asked for a 2nd round pick, I gotta tell you guys I would give it a go! Hey, it's only $18.9 million!