NFL

Browns QB Baker Mayfield refutes trade rumors: I’m not the media’s puppet

Written by Doug Rush

Browns QB Baker Mayfield speaks out against trade rumors: I’m not a puppet

Maybe Baker Mayfield isn’t looking to get traded after all.

Earlier in the day, we had reported that Mayfield could be looking to get traded out of Cleveland, but after those comments, he appears to be remaining as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.

In the meantime, he will recover from his shoulder surgery and look to rehab and get ready for the 2022 season.

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.