REPORT: Seahawks Still Have ‘High-Level’ Interest In Trading For QB Baker Mayfield

We are less than a month away from the start of training camp and the Cleveland Browns still haven’t traded Baker Mayfield and that has many around the league wondering if there’s any market remaining for the 27-year-old quarterback.

According to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports, the Seattle Seahawks “still have a high-level of interest” in Mayfield. Furthermore, they’re “open” to signing an extension if acquiring him.

The Browns have made it clear that they’re moving in a different direction at QB this year. They acquired Deshaun Watson in a massive trade with the Texans and gave him a fully-guaranteed $230 million contract, making it clear he’s their franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future – even if he gets suspended for the majority or the entire 2022 season. They also have a quality backup ready in Jacoby Brissett, who they signed in March.

That’s left Mayfield in limbo the last few months. Seattle is one of the teams that’s been most-frequently connected to him in trade rumors. The other is the Panthers, who will have to choose between starting either Sam Darnold or rookie Matt Corral if they don’t acquire another QB.


Mayfield likely would have already been dealt to another team if not for the obstacle of his contract. His fifth-year option getting picked up makes his salary for the 2022 season (roughly $18.86 million) fully-guaranteed.