Baker Mayfield hosted a youth football camp on Wednesday and the Cleveland Browns quarterback took a moment to speak with media members on a variety of topics, including his contract extension.
Mayfield is entering his fourth year in the league and the Browns picked up his fifth-year option earlier this offseason, linking him to the team for at least the next two seasons. That being said, the Browns and Mayfield would like to get a long-term deal done that would bring some clarity for the future, although the former No. 1 overall pick isn’t exactly sweating it.
Mayfield is sticking to what he’s said all along when it comes to an extension.
“I think everything will play itself out,” Mayfield said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “I’m not worried about it at all. If we win, we’re heading in the right direction.”
Mayfield on Extension: ‘I’ve Bet on Myself my Whole Life’
It’s the same sentiment on the contract that Mayfield verbalized during minicamp, putting the team over his own contract situation.
“I have bet on myself my whole life. I have always taken it one day at a time and one play at a time,” Mayfield said back in June. “I am not going to handle it any differently now.”
Mayfield took a big leap in Year 3 with Kevin Stefanski running the show in Cleveland. He surged down the stretch, helping lead Cleveland to a playoff berth and first-round win against the Steelers, passing for 3,563 yards, 26 touchdowns, and — more importantly — a career-low eight interceptions.
While a deal hasn’t been completed