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Baker Mayfield’s time at AFC North seems to be over, but soon the Cleveland Browns quarterback impressed Cincinnati Bengals star Joe Burrow.
During the Full Send podcast this week, Burrow was asked about Mayfield’s plight with the Browns who basically have him in no-man’s-land after Cleveland replaced him with Deshaun Watson in a smash hit off-season deal.
“It’s a difficult situation. He has been injured for a year. Every time we play with him, he makes balls, ”said Burrow. “When we played with him for the first time – on Thursday night in the second week of my rookie year – we lost around 34-30. Next time we play them, I’ll throw 400 yards. Goes like a 25-on-28 with five tries. He took a two-minute ride, [they scored a] landing, they won the game.
Mayfield won 6-1 against the Bengals in his career, averaging nearly 250 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game in that competition. Burrow has yet to beat the Browns since he was voted No. 1 in the overall standings in 2020.
While Burrow has a lot of respect for Mayfield, he understands why the Browns attacked Watson.
“I think if you have a guy like Deshaun [Watson]you have to take a chance because he is a great player, ”said Burrow. “But Baker will land on his feet. He’s a really good player. “
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Mayfield remained relatively silent about his situation with the Browns, other than his widely acclaimed appearance on the “YNK: You Know What I Mean?” Podcast.
“Yes, respect is going to be a personal matter, but yes, I don’t feel respected. 100 percent, “Mayfield said in an April podcast. “I was told one thing and they did something completely different. I’m right in the middle of it. And you know what? OKAY. I got a taste because in four years I had four different trainers. Several different coordinators. “
The four-year episode of Mayfield in Cleveland was a mixed bag. After setting a debut touchdown record with just 14 starts in the first season, he led the team to post-season first place for almost two decades in 2020. However, last season Mayfield only made 17 touchdowns in 13 cuts and was relegated as the team finished 8-9 and left the playoffs.
Mayfield also had to deal with a leadership turmoil, playing for four head coaches over four years. It looks like former coach of the year Kevin Stefanski could stay there for the long haul, but according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, there was tension between them.
“In my rookie year, I had a great time. I didn’t start from the beginning. I walked in and had a lot of fun for half a year. 2019 sucks. 2020 was great, the play-offs took place. 2021 was unhappy, said Mayfield. “I’m just looking for stabilization.”
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Despite his uncertain future due to a possible suspension, the addition of Watson helped set Super Bowl expectations in Cleveland. According to Draft Kings, the Browns are favorites to beat the tough AFC North. The Browns are listed as +185 to take home the division crown, followed by Bengals (+200) and Ravens (+210).
“I knew it was the perfect situation to start over, win a few Super Bowls and move forward and build this community,” said Watson after the March deal that brought him to Cleveland.
Meanwhile, Mayfield is still looking for his next home. Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks seem to be in the mix, although no deal is imminent as she owes over $ 18 million.