Preparations for 2022 NFL the season is well underway, but for Baker Mayfieldnext season remains a mystery.
Where he will play – or whether he will be given the chance to do so – is yet to be determined and, unfortunately for Mayfield, is a helpless accessory in his own case for playing time.
The Cleveland Browns hold the keys to Mayfield’s footballing future and, for the time being, are content to keep them in their back pocket with the hope of overturning Mayfield in exchange for maximum compensation.
Exactly what it looks like has yet to be discovered. Therefore, both Mayfield and Cleveland’s patience will be tested as the team examines options for removing him.
But one side is undoubtedly more comfortable playing the waiting game than the other. And according to Nick Wright, there is another team that should be just as eager to acquire a new QB as Mayfield is to leave Cleveland. The team: the Carolina Panthers.
“[Mayfield’s] an obvious update [for Carolina] in the most critical position in all sports, “Wright said in” First Things First “Wednesday.
“While we may not consider the Panthers in some sort of winning mode, they should definitely consider themselves in that. Not only because the division – outside of Tampa – is totally evolving, but because Christian McCaffrey is their best player, and the running back time is always ticking.
“You shouldn’t have to give up much via trade in regards to leverage compensation. The question is: Baker Mayfield is worth $ 18 million, or do you want to wait and see if you can get it for $ 13 million or $ 14 million, and convince the Browns. to eat some of that money? That would be nonsense for a dime. There would be no reason to do it when getting him into the building gives you the best chance of being successful this year as soon as possible. Of course Carolina should trade for him. “
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Business talks appear to have resumed between the Cleveland Browns and the Carolina Panthers, who are eagerly looking to acquire Baker Mayfield in time for the quarterback to participate in the minicamp.
For Chris Broussard, there are only two circumstances under which Carolina should make such a trade.
“Don’t get me wrong, Sam Darnold looked awful, but he didn’t have the opportunities that Baker did,” Broussard said.
“I would trade for Baker Mayfield in two circumstances. # 1: Cleveland collects most of the $ 18.9 million, because if I keep Darnold, I don’t want to pay two quarterbacks close to $ 38 million, and I’m not in love with either of them. .
“No. 2: People think the robbery is the money. But could the robbery be that Cleveland is waiting to see how long Watson’s ban will last? If he’s out of six to eight games, they feel like ‘we can go with Jacoby. Brissett. ‘ But if Deshaun Watson is out for the entire season, are they satisfied with Joshua Dobbs as Brissett’s backup? The Browns might say, “Give us Darnold. The salaries are exactly the same, “and then Darnold is your backup, or you give him a chance to beat Brissett. Eventually, make the trade but take your time. No one is knocking on the Browns’ door. to get to Baker Mayfield on an exchange. “
Kevin Wildes argued that Carolina should trade Mayfield, but stressed that Mayfield should be tired of her options.
“Here’s my main question: Does Baker need a job or does he need a career? If he needs a job, I think he should say ‘yes, the Panthers.’ Teddy Bridgewater got the job where he went 4-11, and then Sam Darnold needed a job, and he went 4-7. Then Cam Newton needed a job, and he went 0-5. If he wants a career and I’m Baker, I say pass, ‘no thanks, Carolina.’ “
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