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Baker Mayfield trade rumors: Seahawks ‘have never really been that interested’ in Browns QB, per report

The Seahawks have been linked to Baker Mayfield usually through the 2022 NFL offseason with experiences even indicating a commerce from the Browns to the Pacific Northwest was imminent. However new reporting does not make it sound just like the Seahawks have any legit curiosity in him.

NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport was requested concerning the Mayfield-to-Seattle rumors that had been making the rounds on the Web throughout an look on “The Pat McAfee Present” Tuesday. Rapoport mentioned that he has “heard nothing to corroborate Baker to the Seahawks in any respect.”

It appears loopy to me, however they’ve by no means actually been that occupied with Baker [Mayfield].

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Rapoport acknowledged that the Mayfield-to-Seattle rumor basically took on “a lifetime of its personal” as a result of it was shared continuously on the Web. Seahawks followers noticed that first hand when a pretend picture of a Baker Mayfield Seahawks jersey made the rounds in late June.

It is hardly a shock that the Web has pushed for the Seahawks to amass Mayfield. In any case, Seattle does not have a sure-fire alternative for Russell Wilson and Mayfield is considered one of two potential beginning quarterbacks nonetheless on the commerce market. The opposite, Jimmy Garoppolo of the 49ers, is very unlikely to land in Seattle since he performs for a divisional rival.

As such, many linked the dots between Mayfield and the Seahawks. Nonetheless, Rapoport could not discover any reality to the rumor.

“What [the Seahawks] have needed is a Drew Lock vs. Geno Smith battle,” Rapoport mentioned.

This should not shock anybody. Coach Pete Carroll mentioned shortly after the 2022 NFL Draft that he did not envision the Seahawks buying and selling for a quarterback. He additionally praised Lock together with normal supervisor John Schneider, who mentioned that the group has “a ton of religion” within the former Broncos quarterback.

As for Smith, he’s returning to the Seahawks for a fourth consecutive season beneath Carroll. That — together with the coach’s reward of Smith through the early phases of the quarterback competitors — makes it clear that Seattle believes the 31-year-old has beginning potential.

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So, with Seattle seemingly off the desk for Mayfield, the place else might he land? Rapoport defined that the Panthers have been “most aggressive” of their pursuit of Mayfield. So, that will signify his high touchdown spot.

As for taking part in for Cleveland once more, Rapoport wasn’t optimistic that the 2 sides would reconcile.

“In a special universe. Baker may very well be like, ‘Alright, nicely, I will simply keep right here and begin for nevertheless many video games and we’ll see what occurs with Deshaun Watson.’ However he does not need that,” he defined. “He nonetheless desires to be out.”

That traces up with what Mayfield has mentioned concerning the risk in current weeks.

“We’re prepared to maneuver on, I believe on each side.”

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