3 Baker Mayfield trade proposals Cleveland Browns should accept

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Oct 7, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Al Woods (99) participates in pregame warmups against the Los Angeles Rams at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns are ready to move on from former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield and here are three trades they would be thrilled to accept

We’re a couple of weeks into April and Baker Mayfield is still surprisingly with the Cleveland Browns. Of course, this isn’t by design as the team is ready to move on, but his fully guaranteed $18.8 million contract is making it hard for them to move on.

That doesn’t mean it’s impossible though it might just take time. The good news for the Browns is that some of the dominos are falling and as teams fail to get the player they want in the upcoming draft, there could be even more options for them.

Whether it’s due to missing out on a prospect or simply realizing their guy shouldn’t be the guy, here are three teams that could finally make a move for Mayfield — and three proposals the Browns would be thrilled to take.

Baker Mayfield trade proposal No. 3

Seattle Seahawks receive:

  • Baker Mayfield, QB

Cleveland Browns receive:

  • Al Woods, DT
  • Agree to take on 50 percent of Mayfield’s salary

The Seattle Seahawks currently have Drew Lock penciled in as their starter which isn’t very encouraging. We can discuss the flaws Baker Mayfield has at length but it’s hard to say he’s not still an improvement over Lock who has not only struggled with inconsistent play but also has had durability concerns.

There will be those who say Seattle is rolling with Lock because they’re trying to rebuild but that’s not happening. Pete Carroll is going to be 71 this season and isn’t trying to start over. He wants to win and Mayfield gives him a better shot than Lock.

With all that being said, this trade could help both teams. Seattle gets a new quarterback while Cleveland adds a big defensive tackle in Al Woods, who fills a major need for them. The real key, however, is the salary as the Browns eat half of the contract.

It might feel like a huge price to pay but Ian Rapoport has already said this could be the only way to make a deal work.

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