The training camp is just around the corner, and Jimmy Garoppolo and Baker Mayfield are still looking for new NFL homes. Both players have seen their respective franchises pick other quarterbacks for them, and both have waited months for the call to be exchanged. Mayfield could soon be on the move, however, as Russell Wilson’s replacement.
According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson, the Seattle Seahawks still have a high level of interest in Mayfield, and are also open to extending it. Nothing is imminent yet, as Anderson reports that Seattle is still in the process of gathering information.
Things are certainly on the rise, as this development comes just a week after CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones said the Carolina Panthers were working urgently to make a deal for Mayfield. Money is probably the main holdup in negotiations for both the Cleveland Browns and the Panthers, since Mayfield owed $ 18.85 million in the final year of his rookie contract.
Despite treating Wilson to the Denver Broncos earlier this season, the Seahawks have not shown much desire to add another quarterback. They went on to select a signal in the 2022 NFL Draft, and coach Pete Carroll also recently said that Seattle was in “good shape” in the quarterback position with Geno Smith and Drew Lock. After all, he also said he had “no intention” of swapping Wilson just weeks before the Seahawks did so.
Mayfield threw for 3,010 yards, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 14 games last year in what was a tough season for former No. 1 pick. Mayfield went 6-8 as the starter and struggled with several injuries. For the quarterback who helped the Browns win their first playoff game since January 1, 1995, things went uphill very quickly. But, this impending change of scenery could come out best in the 27-year-old.