Baker Mayfield contract extension: Browns, quarterback haven’t had ‘substantive talks’ on new deal
Now we play the waiting game.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is entering Year 4 of his NFL career, meaning he’s now eligible for a long-term deal with Cleveland. When that deal may come to pass, though, is anyone’s guess.
According to Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns and the quarterback haven’t had any “substantive talks about his contract extension yet,” and the contract situation could stretch well into the 2021 season.
The report is a marked departure from recent comments from Mayfield’s agents Tom and Jack Mills, who said they expect a deal to get done this summer. Mayfield has said he’s not worried about when a deal may get done, though.
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Mayfield, part of the big five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, is eligible for a contract extension heading into his fourth season. Some speculation has indicated that Mayfield’s camp is currently waiting on Bills QB Josh Allen and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson to set the market with their pending contract extensions. Allen has made one Pro Bowl and has two playoff wins; Jackson has one MVP, one Pro Bowl and one playoff win while Mayfield has yet to reach a Pro Bowl and has one playoff win.
Mayfield has not played up to the level of either Allen or Jackson, so their price tags likely won’t mirror that of what Mayfield will sign for long-term.
“We get the feeling that he’s their guy, yeah,” Mills said. “Every indication we have is that Baker’s the man for the future.”
How much the future is worth remains to be seen.
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