Report: Seahawks remain possible suitor for Browns QB Baker Mayfield

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The Cleveland Browns have little, if any leverage against the Carolina Panthers in a potential trade of Baker Mayfield. But, they could get some help from out west.

According to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports, the Seattle Seahawks have maintained a high level of interest in the 27-year-old quarterback. In fact, they’re even reportedly open to extending Mayfield—who is on the last year of his rookie deal—beyond the 2022 campaign.

That rookie deal will pay out a fifth-year option of $18.8 million to the former No. 1 overall pick—which has been a bit of a hangup in talks with Carolina. The latest from MMQB senior editor Albert Breer on those conversations indicates that the Browns are willing to foot approximately half of that salary to complete the long-awaited swap.

Anderson’s report, however, may throw some power into Cleveland’s favor. If the Seahawks are indeed a legitimate contender for Mayfield’s services, then the Browns could take advantage of a possible competition between them and the Panthers.

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