We are a month removed from Baker Mayfield’s trade request and yet he remains a member of the Cleveland Browns organization.
Form the moment Mayfield became available on the trade market, the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks emerged as favorites to acquire the former No. 1 overall pick.
According to recent reports from Jeff Howe of The Athletic, the Browns, Panthers and Seahawks are stuck in a “holding pattern” on Mayfield trade discussions.
Both the Panthers and Seahawks reportedly want the Browns to take on more of Mayfield’s remaining contract before a deal goes down:
Mayfield is set to play on the fifth year option, where he’s scheduled to make $18.85 million, all of which is guaranteed.
The Browns acquired shockingly acquired Deshaun Watson in a blockbuster trade earlier this offseason. Both the Panthers and Seahawks have notable question marks at the quarterback position heading into the 2022 season with Sam Darnold and Drew Lock respectively.