Bucs QB Baker Mayfield 'Got Screwed' In Cleveland

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield is responsible for the Cleveland Browns' only postseason win since 1999. Yet, by the time 2022 rolled around, the franchise was done with him.

The front office decided by 2022 that Baker wasn't their guy. Regardless of his numbers and accomplishments with the team - which admittedly weren't overly impressive, they were better than average. 

However, for the Browns, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was more appealing. And apparently that wasn't the consensus within the organization.

"Baker wasn't a bust. Baker, in some ways, got screwed," Aditi Kinkhabwala said on 93.7 The Fan.  

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"The franchise as a whole, the organization as a whole, decided that they wanted to go in a different direction. That isn't quite the same as, say, Geno Smith."

Stefanski - rightfully so - was comfortable with Baker under center, and in hindsight, might've been the right move. In two seasons in Cleveland, Watson has played a total of 12 games. 

Mayfield, on the other hand, had great success last season - his first in Tampa Bay - and was re-signed to a three-year, $100 million deal. Watson is playing on a five-year, $230 contract that's fully guaranteed.

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