Mayfield has clearly become agitated with the organization following this move, as he has already previously stated that he wants to be traded as soon as possible.
Baker spoke about his situation in the most recent episode of the YNK Podcast, where he clearly voiced his frustrations with how the organization has handled his career.
“I feel disrespected, 100 percent,” said Mayfield. “Because I was told one thing and they did another. That’s what I’m in the middle of right now. I’ve had four different head coaches in four years. A bunch of different coordinators. 2019 sucked, 2020 was great, made the playoffs, and 2021 was miserable. I am just looking for stabilization right now.
“I know what I need to do to be the best version of me and to be able to lead an organization. I am in a good place right now. I have no clue where I am going.”
Baker Mayfield on the @ynk_podcast: “I feel disrespected — 100%. Because I was told one thing and they completely did another. That’s what I’m in the middle of right now. I've had 4 different head coaches in four years. A bunch of different coordinators." pic.twitter.com/Eok9peq7Vc
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 13, 2022
His comments have certainly gotten the NFL world talking with many coming to his defense.
And he should feel disrespected. And everything he’s saying is 100% true. https://t.co/eQXpBFhPbn
— Watson Garrett Stefanski Era 🐶 (@MylesOffTheEdge) April 13, 2022
I don't know if this is a hot take but Baker is right & I don't know why the Panthers, Seahawks or Falcons haven't jumped to sign him https://t.co/YF4MZD6Rhh
— Dave Dameshek (@Dameshek) April 13, 2022
I mean, yeah, of course, he feels disrespected by a team that dumped him after four years in favor of a QB who has 22 ongoing civil suits. Who wouldn't? He dragged that sorry franchise to the playoffs only to get shoved out a year later. https://t.co/aYeVZQuIEm
— Julian Council (@JulianCouncil) April 13, 2022
Meanwhile, others feel that Baker wasn’t owed anything by the organization and that the Browns did the right thing in finding his replacement.
This guy 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Boy had the best O line in football. OBJ and Landry as WR with Chubb and Hunt. Not to mention the 2 tight ends he had and was average 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Cut the excuses out. https://t.co/dBDHqVZLoV
— D-Vaccinated-Block (@Dblockisback) April 13, 2022
Can’t get rid of this clown soon enough smh https://t.co/oTfJHZm8bM
— KD 🏁🏁 (@smokeylaroyjr) April 13, 2022
Others just simply can’t focus on anything other than Mayfield’s dog who is the star of this interview if you paid attention to him.
OK but can we talk about the very sleepy doggo? https://t.co/SW5FWzuKND
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) April 13, 2022
Is the dog ok
— George Kittle (@gkittle46) April 13, 2022
I want to rub his belly https://t.co/vhWWFbnhqj
— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) April 13, 2022
Mayfield is not wrong, when you listen to his grievances. He has had almost no stability in terms of coaches and that is solely on the Browns organization.
That being said, Deshaun Watson has proved on the field that he is the more productive quarterback over the years, even though he brings entirely different baggage with him. Even though it may have been controversial for the Browns to have acquired him, and perhaps even unethical, Watson will probably put the Browns in a better position to be a contender.