Baker Mayfield is available and the Eagles need to consider him
Baker Mayfield’s time with the Cleveland Browns appears to be at an end.
Following reports of the team’s serious interest in Deshaun Watson, the Browns quarterback released a statement that seemed to indicate he was interested in moving on from the team that drafted him four years ago.
Yes, it’s extremely bizarre to whip out the notes app and write a “thank you” letter to a fanbase while you are technically still on the team but hey, maybe Baker has some inside information that he just can’t release yet.
Baker Mayfield is done in Cleveland
It seems very straightforward. Baker Mayfield and the Browns are a thing of the past. It’s hard to believe. It feels like just yesterday Cleveland was falling down at his feet. Not anymore.
In one season we’ve seen Baker Mayfield’s stock tank. The Browns being so open to moving him has only driven that value down. This is where I know I’m going to lose a lot of you.
The Eagles should be asking about Baker Mayfield
Sure I want them to trade for him because I predicted it in my New Year’s Prediction blog. That would be amazing. But I also am a big fan of finding value. Baker Mayfield has tons of that.
He’s in the last year of his rookie contract. His relationship with Cleveland is so poor they’ll be willing to move him for pennies on the dollar. If he’s broken, you can drop him after one year and move on with minimal impact. If he’s still got the stuff to win, you offer him a long-term deal.
There’s no guarantee the Eagles would have to give up Jalen Hurts to get him either. It’s entirely possible we could have a two-headed monster Quarterback attack! Imagine that.
Actually, don’t imagine that. That’s a stupid idea that never works
Now, as far as abilities go, in 2020 he finished that season with 26 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. His QB Rating was 95.9! That doesn’t sound like a bum to me…
That sounds like the best quarterback in the NFC East next year.
Another positive for Baker Mayfield is his ability to live in a stadium year-round if those Progressive Insurance commercials are to be believed.
People are always complaining about what a waste of taxpayer money stadiums are. Well if your quarterback is also using it as housing that’s putting it to good use as far as I’m concerned.
Sure Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr had a major falling out. That ended with Odell winning the Super Bowl while looking like he was still in his prime the second he left Cleveland. This could have all been one huge coincidence.
Or maybe Baker Mayfield’s injury is more severe than we know and has irreparably damaged him. There’s only one way we’ll ever find out.
Howie, let’s get the Quarterback Factory back up and running!
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