Baker Mayfield is under contract for the 2022 season, but that doesn’t mean he is set to be the starting quarterback during the next season.
According to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network, it’s not a “foregone conclusion” that Mayfield will be the Browns’ starting quarterback.
“People close to the situation tell me it’s by no means a forgone conclusion that Baker Mayfield will be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns next season,” Pauline wrote, via Pro Football Network. “Among many things, Mayfield struggled with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, which he had surgically repaired just a few weeks ago.”
Pauline added that Cleveland won’t consider replacing Mayfield with a rookie quarterback. The franchise still thinks the roster is built to win right now.
Last season was not the best for the Browns, especially for Mayfield who completed 60.5 percent of his pass attempts for 3,010 yards with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Him dealing with a shoulder injury did not help his cause.
2021 was supposed to be a good year after Mayfield led the team to a postseason appearance and victory the year before, but it was not meant to be.