The Cleveland Browns are going to be trading Baker Mayfield. That is inevitable. Cleveland paid a high price, both in trade value and cap space, to acquire Deshaun Watson and the organization is now looking for a trade partner to deal the former first overall pick Mayfield. One team continually coming up as a suitor? The Seattle Seahawks.
After trading away Russell Wilson it seemed like the Seahawks were going to go into a full rebuild. The team added plenty of draft capital in the Wilson deal and parted ways with other veterans. However, the intrigue to bring in a soon-to-be 27-year old quarterback is hard to ignore.
Mayfield had an injury riddled 2021 campaign that surely hurt his stock and it’s hard to tell the trajectory of his career at this point. One thing that can be pointed out are the somewhat similar aspects in play to Wilson. At least in terms of style. Wilson is far and away the better player, but you can see why Seattle would have interest and see Mayfield as a fit in the offense.
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The question, as it is in any trade talk, is the asking price. With Watson, the value of Mayfield dropped for Cleveland. They have no use for Mayfield now and just need to move him. What could drive the price is a bidding war. The Indianapolis Colts have also been rumored to be in the mix as well, but the Seahawks have the advantage of being in the NFC. It’s hard to see Cleveland moving Mayfield within the AFC if they can help it.
If the price is right, Mayfield could be the perfect fit for the Seahawks at this point. He isn’t going to break the bank. He isn’t going to cost a high pick. It’s a low-cost, high-upside move to improve the quarterback situation. Now, I said the Seahawks should focus on building for a future quarterback this offseason. However, a deal for Mayfield might not derail any of those plans.