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Baker Mayfield looking for a trade from the Cleveland Browns?

Written by Doug Rush

Baker Mayfield looking for a trade from the Cleveland Browns?

Has Baker Mayfield played his last game with the Cleveland Browns?

While the starting quarterback of Cleveland is out for Week 18 after getting surgery on his shoulder, there’s talk now that things between Mayfield and Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski aren’t good and it could lead to a possible trade in the off-season.

Trading Mayfield off a down season and one with an injury would be a tough sell for Cleveland. But then again, there could be teams out there who are in need of a quarterback and might pull the trigger.

The Washington Football Team (until February 2) are definitely one. The Houston Texans are another. As are the Pittsburgh Steelers, although it’s hard to imagine the Browns sending their quarterback to a hated rival. There’s also the New Orleans Saints and the Denver Broncos who are in need too if they don’t want to go the draft route.

And what if teams wanted to play quarterback swap; like the Minnesota Vikings with Kirk Cousins or the New York Giants with Daniel Jones.

But that’s if Mayfield does request a trade out of Cleveland. If he does, you’d have to think that the Browns will have some options if they want to move on from their former number one overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.