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As he recovers from shoulder surgery, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to rest his thumb as he said last month that he is going to take a break from “all social media for the foreseeable future.” This is a great thing for him, as social media is full of people reminding him what former teammate Odell Beckham Jr. is doing without him as well as rumors of him being sent to another team.
The Cleveland Browns have a decision to make on the future of Baker Mayfield and may call a team like the New Orleans Saints. Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN introduced Mayfield as a prospect to take center back at The Athletic in New Orleans in a roundtable discussion.
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“I don’t know what the Saints think of Baker Mayfield, and he may not be available. But to me, Baker Mayfield has traits that would fit in with the Saints,” Kossel told Larry Holder of The Athletic “Now, Baker has some reckless tendencies and [is] Disciplined, but I think the way he plays stylistically suits Peyton’s system. Much more so than Russell Wilson. ,
Despite his down years, Mayfield had a stellar season before leading the Browns to a playoff victory and the divisional round.
The question for the Saints will be whether they think Mayfield is the upgrade over Jameis Winston, who tore his ACL last season. Winston won five games as a starter, with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. He set out to be a free agent and showed big upside before his injury.
Mayfield recently ended a gruesome, injury-ridden fourth season with the Browns. Cleveland went 8–9, missed the playoffs and was dealt a play, much of it involving Mayfield. Mayfield had surgery on his shoulder on January 19 and is expected to be ready for training camp.
Thanks to Dr. Limpisvasti and his team for a successful surgery. This is only going to be a minor bump in the road.. Excited to be healthy and back to my normal self. Thank you and God Bless. pic.twitter.com/cRVdkB6t9d
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) January 19, 2022
Mayfield is under a contract worth $18.9 million next season after the team exercises his option for the fifth year.
Mayfield threw 3,010 yards and 17 TDs against 13 INTs and completed 60.5% of his passes last season.