5 potential future landing spots for Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield

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It’s unbelievable that words could be attributed to the idea of Baker Mayfield playing for another team, but with the Cleveland Browns currently claiming the title as the NFL’s most disappointing team, it’s fair game.

And if the Browns lose one of their next two to close out 2021, it’ll be a topic you hear and read about all winter long.

I’ve already looked at another topic we never thought we’d be addressing this time last year, when I looked at potential veteran replacements for Mayfield.

I hope it’ s a discussion we can put on the shelf as the Browns celebrate a division title, but if they don’t, it’s only fair to wonder if the Browns can do better.

So much is made of Mayfield’s inability to advance the ball downfield, but few look at things through the eyes of the quarterback. Might Baker view Stefanski’s offense as holding him back? He’s more of a game manger than ever just one season after leading the Browns to the playoffs.

You can blame the injuries, but the Browns have repeatedly said he’s healthy enough to win.

Mayfield’s fifth-year option has been picked up, so that may be appealing to curious teams, as paying a credible NFL starter $18 million for a season is pretty good bargain.

Here’s five possible landing spots that make sense for Mayfield in 2022, should the Browns decide to move on.