Baker Mayfield
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NFL Rumors: Baker Mayfield Says The Seahawks Are His Most Likely Landing Spot

Ernesto Cova - Author

Apr. 15 2022, Published 7:10 p.m. ET

In a not-so-shocking turn of events, the Cleveland Browns' never-ending QB carousel added another name to the list in Deshaun Watson. The only problem? They still had Baker Mayfield and his $18 million contract on their books.

Now, with little-to-no trade value, the former first-overall pick has found no suitors in one of the wildest offseasons in NFL history.

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Mayfield Could Join The Seahawks

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Even Mayfield doesn't know what the future will hold or where he'll play next season. However, he feels like the Seattle Seahawks are his most likely destination right now:

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“This would’ve been a week-and-a-half ago, I would’ve said Indianapolis.” Mayfield said on the 'You Never Know' Podcast. “(Now Seattle is) probably the most likely option. Even then, no idea. I’m ready for the next chapter.

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The Seahawks are reportedly high on Drew Lock, but we know how fast things change in the NFL.

It's Been Tough For Mayfield

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Mayfield is coming off a down year after leading the Browns to the playoffs the year prior. He dealt with a big injury and plenty of criticism, with fans booing him after a loss to the win-less Detroit Lions:

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I'd be lying to you if I didn't say that I got caught up in all the negativity and stuff during the year last year, Mayfield admitted. I was trying to be tough and fight through it, but then physically I wasn't as capable of doing what I would normally [do].

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He Lost His Self-Confidence

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Mayfield won't make up any excuses for his subpar play last season. Then again, he admits his struggles on the field eventually took a toll on his confidence:

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When I wasn't performing on the field, that's when it really started to go downhill. Because I can tough it out, I don't care, I'm not going to complain about it, like everybody is banged up. But then when it started hindering my play and going downhill, that's when I was like, oh s-it, Mayfield added. That's when I started losing my own self-confidence and losing myself. This past year was rough. It was. It was rough on me, my family. It sucked because I knew what I could be doing, but I physically wasn't in a state to do it.

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'I'm In A Good Place Right Now,' Says Mayfield

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Fortunately, he's now put those woes behind him and is ready to silence his critics on the gridiron:

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I know what I need to do for me to be the best version of me and be able to lead an organization, Mayfield said. I'm in a good place right now.

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It's not like he can't play at all, so he sure deserves another chance. Whether he'll get it or not, remains to be seen.


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