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Baker Mayfield wants to be traded to the Indianapolis Colts

Written by Doug Rush

With Deshaun Watson now in place to be traded to the Cleveland Browns, they have to now trade Baker Mayfield.

Initially, the Browns weren’t going to trade Mayfield after he felt like the two sides relationship was not reconcilable. But after Watson agreed to the trade with the Browns, that meant Mayfield needed to be accommodated out of Cleveland.

Mayfield has reportedly told the Browns that he wants to be traded to the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts now have an opening at quarterback after they traded Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders. They had been linked to a possible trade for Jimmy Garoppolo with the San Francisco 49ers and also had been talking to free agent veteran Jameis Winston.

The other team that is interested in Mayfield is the Seattle Seahawks, who traded Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos and have Drew Lock as their tentative starter, but if Mayfield doesn’t get his wish to go to Indianapolis, Seattle could be an option as well.

With Watson set to come to Cleveland, now it’s a matter of where Mayfield lands next.

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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.