Following a latest report claiming that the Cleveland Browns intend to start out Baker Mayfield at quarterback for the 2022 NFL season through the fifth-year choice hooked up to his rookie contract, Browns basic supervisor Andrew Berry repeated earlier feedback and stated Tuesday he “fully” expects Mayfield will stay atop the depth chart by way of at the least Week 1 this coming September.
Browns insider Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com now experiences group officers and people representing Mayfield met on the NFL Scouting Mix on Thursday, as scheduled, and that the Browns confirmed their “plans to start out (Mayfield) in 2022 and never exchange him with a veteran QB” throughout that dialog.
Unsurprisingly, the edges agreed that Mayfield will start the subsequent marketing campaign on the choice value $18.858 million assured and, thus, will primarily be on a profitable one-year “show it” deal.
Cabot provides the Browns aren’t amongst groups allegedly interested in San Francisco 49ers signal-caller Jimmy Garoppolo “as a result of they don’t view him as a clear-cut improve over Mayfield” and that Cleveland would not look like a practical touchdown spot for the likes of Inexperienced Bay Packers starter Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, or Houston Texans wantaway star Deshaun Watson, amongst others.
Mayfield struggled all through the majority of his fourth professional season but in addition suffered a severe damage to his non-throwing shoulder in Week 2 on Sept. 19 that required him to go underneath the knife on Jan. 19. The 26-year-old may resume throwing in April and ought to be good to go for coaching camp, presumably as Cleveland’s QB1.