|It's unclear who the Browns' starter will be to open the season, but it certainly doesn't look like it will be Baker Mayfield. The Browns excused the 2018 No. 1 overall pick from mandatory minicamp, which starts next week.|
|Because his absence is excused, Mayfield won't face the fines he normally would for not attending this portion of the offseason workout program. The Browns, though, have put themselves in a quarterback quandary: They have no control over if/when Watson will be available -- or even when a decision will be made -- and are now actively keeping Mayfield away from the team in a no-win situation.|
I can't tell if your no is solely based off of "why would he do that?" or if there is some technical reason it would not be allowed.No. Why would he do that?
Both. His cap # is $18 million. I'm not sure how none of it is signing bonus. But there's also no reason he'd agree to a massive pay cut, especially to be the Vikings backup.I can't tell if your no is solely based off of "why would he do that?" or if there is some technical reason it would not be allowed.
Spotrac says that if the Browns trade him, they have no dead cap.
I didn't ask why he would do that, I asked if it was technically possible. To answer your question: isn't playing better than not playing? (starting for an NFL team, at that)
Good analogy. Mayfield played hurt for a big chunk of the season last year and so did Leidner at Minnesota. Though by all accounts Mayfield demanded to play when he was hurt and, with the Gophers lack of QB depth, which was on the Head Coach, Leidner may have had no choice but to play.Mayfield had Leidner like misses last year. Google em. You simply do not see this in the NFL.
|Sep 19, 2021||NFL||Shoulder Labrum Tear||Mayfield suffered a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder in the Browns' Sept. 19 win over the Texans. He is will continue to play through the ailment.|
|Oct 17, 2021||NFL||Shoulder Labrum Tear||Mayfield reinjured his left shoulder during the Week 6 loss to the Cardinals. He was sidelined for one game.|
|Nov 14, 2021||NFL||Knee Strain Grade 1||Mayfield was forced out of Week 10's game against the Patriots with a knee issue. He was good for the next game|
|Jan 3, 2022||NFL||Shoulder Labrum Tear||Mayfield missed the season finale against the Bengals as he had surgery to address a torn labrum in his left shoulder.|
If Cousins gets hurt, I would take Mayfield before I throw Mannion or Mond to the wolves.The op was that he'd be a better backup than Mond or Mannion.
Still not an option due to the salary cap. Bridgewater was still cheap so we could afford to go get Bradford. Cousins is....not cheap.If Cousins gets hurt, I would take Mayfield before I throw Mannion or Mond to the wolves.
I read this as "if we lost Cousins, I'd go get Mayfield". In other words, same thing as getting Sam Bradford when Teddy went down.
He will likely be the Browns starter. This is all a game of chicken.If he believes he can be a starter again after sitting on the bench for the Browns even with Watson out … more power to him.
I say, he’d be willing to sign a new cheap deal — that we could actually afford — in the scenario where Cousins goes down for the season.
You can say that’s crazy, but we wouldn’t know for sure u less it happens.
Most of the arrests are from the Green-Tice lawless days.