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Baker Mayfield, Still Without a Future NFL Plan, Chooses To Skip Voluntary OTAs for The Cleveland Browns

Published 05/24/2022, 7:48 AM EDT

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Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield has decided not to attend the voluntary OTAs organized by the Browns. The team voluntary sessions will be taking place very soon, and the Brown’s troop will be gathering at their practice field in Berea. The practice sessions are not compulsory, and many veterans skip the part. But, Mayfield not attending the sessions tells us a lot about the situations he will face.

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Television Analyst Adam Schefter recently posted on Twitter, thus spilling the beans about Mayfield’s decision to skip the OTAs. He wrote“Cleveland QB Baker Mayfield will not be attending the Browns’ voluntary OTA’s that open Tuesday, as expected.” 


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The future of Baker Mayfield playing for the Cleveland Browns is uncertain. In this year’s NFL draft, the Browns acquired three quarterbacks Deshaun Watson, Jacoby Brissett, and Joshua Dobbs. 

Deshaun Watson is under interrogation, and there is a chance he might miss some games. Although, bad news for Baker as the Browns already have another QB, Jacoby Brissett, to backup Watson if required.

Baker Mayfield is yet to receive $18.858 million from Browns

The Panthers and the Seahawks are teams that have shown interest in making a deal with Baker Mayfield for the coming season. But the Browns still have to pay Baker $18.858 million. Browns had extended the deal with Baker for the fifth year, so they still have to figure out the payment issues before he lands up in a different team. 

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In the last season, the performance of Baker Mayfield suffered because of his injuries. He played in 14 games and completed 60.5% of his passes with 3,010 yards. He had 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.


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Mayfield is still under contract, so the option of joining the team in the OTAs is still open to him. If the team decides to keep him away, that could lead them to pay fines. There is still hope that Mayfield might play for Cleveland. Also, the fans of Cleveland have been eagerly waiting for the final decision.


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What would it be? Will he be on the team’s roster in mid-June? Will any other team sign him up?

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Written by:

Aniket Srivastava


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Aniket Srivastava is an NFL Writer at Essentially Sports. Having completed his bachelor's in Architecture, he has worked under a few Architects until his love for writing urged him to be a full-time writer. Aniket has a keen interest in NFL and ardently follows two teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, because of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.
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Deepika Bhaduri