REPORTS: Cleveland Browns Continue Looking For Quarterbacks Despite Faith In Baker Mayfield

Published 02/28/2022, 9:30 AM EST
NEW YORK CITY, NY – DECEMBER 09: 2017 Heisman Trophy Finalist University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield during the Heisman Trophy Finalists Press Conference on December 9, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis in New York Coty, NY. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Baker Mayfield is expected to begin the 2022 NFL season as the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback. Nonetheless, according to sources, the team has not ruled out the possibility of looking for another quarterback this offseason.

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The Browns Insider Mary Kay Cabot reported that the team will travel to the NFL Combine this week in Indianapolis. Additionally, the team will examine several college talents and potential draft picks. Browns will also look for veteran options and prepare for the trade and free agency markets.

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Cabot noted that the Browns will retain Mayfield and his favorite target, wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Mayfield and Landy are both recovering from injuries and looking forward to the 2022 season.

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It is therefore going to be a pivotal year for both of them in regard to their future in Cleveland. Regardless, Cabot’s report also stated that the Browns will remain on the prowl for a quarterback even with Mayfield on their roster.

Baker Mayfield still interests the Browns

Cabot’s reports indicate that the Browns will start the 2022 NFL season with Mayfield as their primary quarterback. The Cleveland Browns drafted him in as the first-overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. In his debut season, Mayfield set the record for the most passing yards by a rookie quarterback.

Nov 1, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy: Reuters

However, he had an unsatisfactory 2019 season but bounced back in the 2020 season. Furthermore, he led the Browns to their first playoff appearance since 2002 in his third season.

Additionally, in the 2020 regular season, Mayfield recorded 3,563 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Moreover, he added 467 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception to his tally after the postseason.

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Mayfield entered the 2021 season with a partially torn labrum on his non-throwing (left) shoulder. Nevertheless, he continued to play, which only made the injury worse. Consequently, toward the end of the 2021 season, the Browns announced that the quarterback will undergo surgery to repair the torn labrum.

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Cabot’s report also details Mayfield’s progress in recuperating from the surgery. Therefore, he is expected to participate in the training camps starting this summer. Thus, we cannot wait to see the quarterback get to the field and take over where he left off.

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Anubhav is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently majoring in computer science at the University of Delhi, having also previously worked as a content editor for an NGO. Anubhav is a basketball enthusiast and a true Los Angeles Lakers fan.

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