Baker Mayfield, who was picked 1st overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, had been the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns the past four seasons. But after the team made the controversial decision to trade for Deshaun Watson to take over the QB position, it put the final nail in the coffin on Mayfield’s tenure in Cleveland.
However, the team has not traded him, so he is essentially stuck being a backup QB slated to $18.9 million in 2022 just to ride the bench. He recently went on the “YNK” podcast and talked at length about the whole situation with the Browns. It’s safe to say he did not hold back about how they have treated him.
“I was told one thing and they completely did another.” said Mayfield, implying the Browns had planned to bring him back and give him another shot at QB prior to making the trade.
“I’m ready for the next chapter”.
The 25-year old sees the Seattle Seahawks, who recently moved on from Russell Wilson, as an ideal landing spot, but even he admitted he has no idea where he will end up.
Mayfield posted 1,185 pass completions, 14,125 passing yards, 97 combined touchdowns, and 56 interceptions over a span of 60 games and 59 starts during his Browns tenure. He also led them to a combined 29-30 record and a trip to the postseason in 2021.
Packers on verge of signing All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander to lucrative four-year extension
Jaire Alexander is about to get paid!
According to reports, the Green Bay Packers have finalized their star cornerback to a lucrative four-year, $84 million contract extension that pays him an annual average value of $21 million.
The deal includes a massive $30 million signing bonus, which is the record for largest signing bonus giving to a defensive back.
The 25-year old, who was selected 18th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, has amassed 184 combined tackles, 44 passes defended, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles over a span of four seasons and 48 games with the franchise.
He is also a one-time Pro Bowl and was selected to a Second-team All-Pro in 2020.
Buccaneers to face Seahawks in NFL’s first ever game in Germany
The NFL is finally coming to Germany next season, and the league’s biggest star will grace them with his presence.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to take on the Seattle Seahawks at 9:30 a.m. ET on November 13 at Allianz Arena in Munich. The stadium is home to Bundesliga powerhouse FC Bayern.
The league also announced a handful of other international games in multiple countries.
- New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings on October 2, and Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants on October 9 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham.
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos on October 30 at Wembley Stadium in London.
- Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers on November 21 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for Monday Night Football.
Ravens trade receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals bolstered their receiving core in a big way!
The team announced that they have acquired wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and a 2022 third round pick (100th overall) from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for 23rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Subsequently, the Ravens ended up trading the 23rd overall pick they received in the deal to the Buffalo Bills. The Bills then used the pick to select cornerback Kaiir Elam out of Florida.
Brown, 24, recorded 195 receptions, 2361 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns over a span of 46 games and three seasons with the Ravens from 2019-2021.