5 teams that can trade for Baker Mayfield this year

Find out which teams would be interested in trading Baker Mayfield this season.

Baker Mayfield

The Cleveland Browns have all but moved on from Baker Mayfield this season. The franchise has roped in troubled quarterback Deshaun Watson in a controversial trade to take over the No.1 quarterback spot in the franchise.

This has signalled the end of Baker Mayfield’s time at the franchise, one where he has spent three seasons till now from 2018. Although Mayfield has not found a suitor for himself yet, there is still plenty of time left in the offseason and teams are on the lookout for a quarterback big time.

In this article, we take a look into 5 teams who can trade Baker Mayfield this season.

Carolina Panthers

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Baker Mayfield

The Carolina Panthers are the frontrunners in acquiring Mayfield’s services this season. According to Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot, “several” teams have shown interest in Mayfield, but the Panthers have the “inside track.” The Panthers have Sam Darnold as their quarterback but the 27-year old from Browns would be a major upgrade on him.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks can also be a potential destination for Baker Mayfield this season. The Seahawks are undergoing a makeover at the moment after they let go of their veteran quarterback Russell Wilson in a massive trade to the Denver Broncos. Mayfield might prove to be a worthy enough replacement for the Seahawks next season.

New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints have the likes of Taysom Hill, Ian Book and Blake Bortles as their quarterbacks for the upcoming season, but none of them can give the franchise a sense of stability which trading in a proven quarterback like Baker Mayfield would do. After the Sean Payton era, they too will aim a fresh start and Mayfield’s experience can prove to be the difference for them, if he can regain his confidence of old.

Pittsburgh Steelers

A long shot of sorts, but the Pittsburgh Steelers can be a landing spot for Baker Mayfield if they are unable to find another quarterback to start their season. Although it’s a very rare sighting to see quarterbacks being traded within the same division and to a direct rival, but given the Browns don’t harbour much confidence in Mayfield’s skill they might ponder over the idea if the option comes up.

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons can prove to be an ideal home for Baker Mayfield this season. The Falcons have traded their first choice quarterback Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts and are left with Marcus Mariota to lead the side. Mariota is a promising talent, but he has proven to be inconsistent over the past seasons and with the level of division the Falcons are in, Baker Mayfield would definitely be an upgrade on Mariota.

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