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Baker Mayfield’s commercial market looks set to intensify, and a longtime NFL boss believes the Seattle Seahawks could be his landing spot
The NFL Draft is now only 10 days away, but the most coveted quarterback may not be one of the upcoming rookies.
Baker Mayfield, who has been very available since the Cleveland Browns bought Deshaun Watson in a trade with the Houston Texans, sees his market intensify as the draft approaches. However, a team can be the frontrunner to acquire the overall No. 1 spot in the 2018 NFL Draft.
“The Seahawks are a lot in the mixture of Baker [Mayfield]”An NFL chief of staff tells FanSided on condition of anonymity to speak freely about another team.
The Seahawks are interested in swapping for Bake Mayfield
According to the director, there has been backchannel communication between several teams and the Browns regarding Mayfield as the NFL Draft approaches.
Throughout his first 60 games, Mayfield has averaged 3,531 yards with 23 touchdowns against 14 interceptions per game. season. However, after sustaining a shoulder injury that ended the season last season, his market had been quiet for much of this offseason.
This upcoming season is the last year of Mayfield’s contract, and he is set to count $ 18.58 million toward the ceiling in 2022, which could cause Cleveland to absorb at least some of his remaining salary, which is necessary for any trade to fall.
Seattle, however, currently has only $ 15.7 million in cap space this offseason, but balloons for as much as $ 86.5 million in flexibility in consumption by 2023, plenty of room for an extension for Mayfield, especially after replacing Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos earlier this offseason.