Doug Gottlieb: "There's a chance the Browns have to stick with Baker Mayfield. And if you open up any possibility that you might trade him, during this portion of time, you eliminate any sort of possibility that he could come back. It doesn't mean you want him back. It just means that you don't have to decide that you don't want him back before feeling out the market."
Doug Gottlieb reacts to the latest comments from Browns management affirming their intent to retain Baker Mayfield as their quarterback for next season. Doug explains why Kevin Stefanski and Andrew Berry have no choice but to speak as if they plan on having Mayfield as their starting quarterback in 2022, given that speaking ill of their situation would only harm Mayfield's trade value and potentially create a messy situation with a guy who very well could still be their quarterback next season.