My opinion on this is… ‘whatever’
I’m told the #Seahawks still have a high-level of interest in acquiring QB Baker Mayfield and behind-the-scenes are open to contractually extending him, per league source. I also know that the process of collecting information and insights into Mayfield is still ongoing.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 22, 2022
Here’s the reality with the Baker Mayfield situation. It’s not going anywhere at the moment. We’ve heard about the Panthers’ interest but they can’t work out an arrangement with the Browns.
Conveniently, this tweet suddenly emerges. The Seahawks are highly interested and want to extend him.
Why would that make any sense for the player or the team?
The Seahawks would have to take a look at Mayfield to even see whether a player who had everything in Cleveland — offensive-minded Head Coaches, a running game, weapons, an O-line — and still posted an 87.8 passer rating, is worthy of more than a mere closer look.
For Mayfield, why would he commit unless the money was obscene? He can play out a year and then hit the open market.
The very mention of an extension sets alarm bells off that this is little more than a ‘smoke-out’ from the Browns or whoever to get something moving. And the Seahawks are a convenient pawn.
I have no doubt that if he’s released Seattle would have interest in bringing him in to compete. Trading for him and extending him? I’m not having that in the slightest. And don’t see it happening. If I’m wrong, I’ll hold my hands up.
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