Seahawks Have ‘Zero Interest’ in Trade for Browns QB Baker Mayfield

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Quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns.

Despite a new wave of rumor mill speculation, the Seattle Seahawks have “zero interest” in trading for Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield if his contract remains unchanged, per a prominent team insider.

A report on Wednesday evening from Josina Anderson of CBS Sports said that the Seahawks have “high interest” in dealing for Mayfield and could even ink him to an extension. However, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times poured some cold water on the idea of the former top pick ending up in the Pacific Northwest, saying that nothing has changed for the Seahawks when it comes to Mayfield.

“My understanding is nothing has really changed on Seattle’s stance on this — if he’s released they’d be interested,” Condotta tweeted. “But they have zero interest in acquiring him at his current contract, which obviously means there’d be a new contract of some sort.”

Condotta expanded a bit in his follow-up article, writing: “[Pete] Carroll said at the league meetings in March that he expected the Seahawks to have four quarterbacks on its roster in 2022. Could that be Mayfield? For now, that question appears to have the same answer as it has all along — if he’s released, or if the Browns want to take on most/all of his salary, the Seahawks could be interested.”

The idea of Mayfield inking a longer deal with a more team-friendly cap number could be key in getting a deal done. Mayfield is due $18.9 million of guaranteed money for next season but he could be willing to negotiate that number if it meant more long-term security and a chance to build back his reputation as a capable starter in the