Garrett Wilson wants to play with Baker Mayfield on the Cleveland Browns.
It’s always good to have talent who want to play for your franchise, it’s even better when you have guys who want to play with one another. That’s what Garrett Wilson wants people to know about the Cleveland Browns and Baker Mayfield; he wants to play for the team and the quarterback.
Wilson told reporters at the combine (via the Akron Beacon Journal) that he’s friends with Mayfield, and the two worked together during quarantine. He also fully supports the player, and calls I’m a “great player”.
"Baker’s my guy. He was always a little older than me and he would come back [to Lake Travis] and coach seven on seven. During the quarantine, we actually threw together a couple times. So I know that Baker is a great player. We have a good relationship."
Wilson even let it be known that he had a meeting with Cleveland during the combine. Giving fans all the fuel they need to stoke the “Wilson to Browns” rumors that they surely want to believe.
"I did have a formal [combine meeting] with the Browns. It would be great to link up with Baker. Baker’s someone that did all the things that I wanted to do. Being a Heisman [Trophy] winner, that’s stuff you can only dream about, so watching him ball when I was younger, that was really awesome. Having that opportunity to maybe have that happen again would be awesome."
Now, he may just be saying the right thing, as some people are prone to do when being interviewed but that may not be true. If the two are in fact well-acquainted with one another, why wouldn’t it be true?
Cleveland Browns GM Andrew Berry seems to have interest in Garrett Wilson
When asked about Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave, Andrew Berry made it pretty clear he’s happy about their success. In what could mean something, but possibly nothing, Berry was very optimistic about getting a look at them and others like them during the combine.
"It’s always good to see Buckeyes playing at a high level and producing. Those guys are very talented prospects. We obviously have a lot of pride with our college in Columbus. Look, there are a number of talented players across all positions, and we’re looking forward to getting to know them a little bit better over the next couple days."
It seems like Wilson is on the Browns shortlist for sure. That’s a smart move. While Drake London is an option many have talked about as well, either man would lift the team just by landing the prospect.
If the Browns can land a major free agent in tandem with drafting Wilson, or whoever else, then the Browns’ passing game will be fully transformed for the 2022 season.