Palm Beach, Florida – Quarterback Baker Mayfield She remained on the Cleveland Browns roster Monday morning, 10 days after the team traded Deshaun Watson. Despite this, Brawn’s team have all plans to let go, coach Kevin Stefansky said during a media briefing at the league’s annual meeting.
“I think everyone understands the situation, and we hope it will be resolved soon,” Stefanski said.
Mayfield has been the starter since his rookie season in 2018, but Brown re-positioned this month, trading for Watson and signing a free agent. Jacobi Brisset as his backup. Mayfield guarantees his full base salary of $18.858 million in 2022, a factor likely to complicate trade efforts.
“It’s a unique situation,” Stefansky said. “We have to see how it goes. I think we all would have liked an answer yesterday, but that’s not the case.”
The Browns’ voluntary off-season conditioning program begins April 19 in Berea, Ohio. Stefansky said he expects Watson and Prissett to be present. He also acknowledged the possibility that Brissett would need to start part of the season if Watson was suspended by the NFL after investigating allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
“That’s something we talked about,” Stefansky said. “Until we know the final answer – we’re talking in hypotheses at the moment – but we have to be ready whenever a decision is made, maybe we’ll go with Jacobi or not. So we’ll wait and see what the league has.”
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