The Cleveland Browns are sticking with Baker Mayfield following Deshaun Watson’s rejection.
The Cleveland Browns tried dumping their wife for the supermodel, only to get rejected at the door. That’s right, Deshaun Watson is not coming to Cleveland, and now Jimmy Haslem has to convince Baker Mayfield to stay. The Browns have made it clear through various outlets that they’re now committed to Mayfield following the Watson-of-it-all.
The two teams battling it out for Watson include the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints.
Mike Garafolo was the one to break the Browns’ falling out of the Watson conversation. No word yet on where the Carolina Panthers fall.
This ends the most miserable and insulting week the Browns faithful had to deal with for some time. To watch Haslem and Co. bend the knee to Watson while he was being sued for his sexual improprieties was utterly embarrassing as a fan.
Then to get the Chris Mortensen report, likely from Jimmy Haslem or someone close to him, that the Browns wanted an “adult” at quarterback, all while Mayfield stayed shockingly classy throughout the whole thing, just showed what kind of ownership the Browns have.
A bad one.
Baker Mayfield may still be traded by the Cleveland Browns
Mary Kay Cabot believes the Cleveland Browns may still trade Baker Mayfield and that’s a solid theory. Someone high up, probably not Andrew Berry, leaked the “want an adult” comment, and that right there is divorce fuel. Why would you stay if you knew you weren’t wanted? Why would you stay if your boss is trying to undermine and disrespect you? You’d probably leave too if you knew your own self-worth.
The Browns are a toxic organization. This whole week proved that. They are unhealthy to be around and if Mayfield doesn’t feel like playing for a team that would openly insult him, that’s his right.
So if the Browns do end up trading Mayfield, there will likely be a push from both sides to get it done. Haslam seems done, and Mayfield is likely to be fed up with his treatment. Both sides may want a divorce and it should be granted.
Whatever happens after that is on Haslam’s head, as he created this mess.