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which team will Baker Mayfield Get ready for 2022 National Football League season? It’s been a hot question throughout the offseason, but at this point, there’s still no clear answer. And it may not appear in the near future either.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says Earlier this month exist The Pat McAfee Show he doesn’t think cleveland browns Mayfield will be traded “at the earliest” by June. Until then, speculation about the 27-year-old quarterback’s future will continue.
The Browns no longer need Mayfield as their starting quarterback in the trade with Deshaun Watson. Houston Texans March. That makes it very likely that Cleveland will move Mayfield ahead of the upcoming season, as he has been with the team since 2018, when he was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
As rumors about Mayfield continue to circulate, here are some realistic trade packages that could be sent to the Browns in exchange for the QB.
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Potential trade: Cleveland received a fourth-round pick in 2023 and a second-round pick in 2024.
this Panthers Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral was selected in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. But that doesn’t mean they might still be open to a Mayfield trade, especially considering that Sam Darnold is still their starting QB going into 2022.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN says Sportscenter on Sunday Carolina knows Corral is “a project” and the team could still trade Mayfield or San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo. For the Panthers, the quarterback trade “may not be quite over yet,” Fowler reports.
Carolina went 5-12 in 2021 with inconsistent quarterback performance.Darnold threw for 2,527 yards, 9 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 12 games without Cam Newton PJ Walker is also great at center. Mayfield will be an upgraded version of the Panthers in 2022.
If Carolina decides to give Coral a rookie opportunity, then trading Mayfield won’t make much sense. But that doesn’t appear to be the case at the moment.
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Potential trade: Cleveland received a 2023 third-round pick and a 2024 third-round pick.
There are reports that, Seahawks Will not trade for Mayfield. According to ESPN, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll even said in an interview with sports radio 93.3 KJR-FM earlier this month that he didn’t think the team would “not at all” trade for the QB. Brady Henderson.
Still, it’s hard to completely exclude the Seahawks from the Mayfield picture.they no longer have Russell Wilsonwho do they trade to Denver Broncos Earlier this offseason. If the season starts today, Drew Lock will likely be Seattle’s starting QB, with Geno Smith and Jacob Eason also on the depth chart.
Mayfield is better than all of those quarterbacks, and he has the potential to thrive offense with wide receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf and tight end Noah Fant. This situation could allow Mayfield to take his game to another level.
The Seahawks chose not to select a quarterback during the draft, but they need to do better at the position. Mayfield will do it.
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Potential trade: Cleveland received a third-round pick in 2023 and a fourth-round pick in 2024.
The Texans received some significant draft money from the Browns in the Watson trade. What if Houston decides to send some back to Cleveland in another big QB trade?
After showing some improvement as a rookie last season, the Texans will likely be content to start Davis Mills in 2022. But he may not be the long-term answer for a QB team. Mayfield could give Houston a better chance to improve at a faster pace.
Even though the Texans went 4-13 last season, they still have some exciting players on offense. Brandin Cooks is a strong playmaker, and John Metchie III was selected by Houston in the second round of this year’s draft.
This may be the least likely of the projected trade scenarios, but it is not impossible. The Texans may be on the rise as they continue to add young players to their core, and Mayfield can help them accelerate that process.