On Sunday, a Baker Mayfield contract rumor swirled on social media, with former Browns star Joe Thomas claiming the quarterback turned down a $30 million/season offer last year.
It seemed like Baker overplayed his hand a little bit,” Thomas said on The Thom and Hawk Football Show.
Because the interesting thing was at that moment, the Browns were out of the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes.
And it seemed by all accounts that they were ready to do what it took to smooth things over with Baker
According to Cleveland Browns insider Mary Kay Cabot, though, the contract rumor is not true.
Pro Football Talk, meanwhile, believes the truth could be somewhere in the middle.
Regardless of what’s really true, Mayfield’s NFL future is now very unclear.
Mayfield is probably one of the 25-30 best starting quarterbacks in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean he’s guaranteed of a starting job.
Teams like the Panthers and Seahawks have been mentioned for Mayfield, but for now, no one is showing serious interest.