Five Potential Browns QB Upgrades For Baker Mayfield

Five Potential Browns QB Upgrades For Baker Mayfield

Ayden Fahlstrom
2 years ago
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Five Potential Browns QB Upgrades For Baker Mayfield

After seeing how Baker Mayfield looked this season, it is becoming more and more clear that there needs to be a change in the quarterback room. Today, we are going to discuss five different quarterbacks that could potentially be under center for the Cleveland Browns next season. 

Deshaun Watson

Yes, there is a lot of issues surrounding Deshaun Watson and that forced him to miss the entirety of the 2021 season but keep in mind he has only played in 54 career games and is a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback. He is one of the top quarterbacks in the entire NFL right now and does not seem to want to be in Houston. If the Texans want to get rid of him, he is signed for a handful of years and should dominate games with a good cast of players around him. 

Russell Wilson

The marriage between Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks has never seemed to be as rocky as it is currently and after a miserable season, it appears to be ending in divorce. Wilson has been an incredible quarterback for a decade as he has thrown 87 interceptions in 158 games so the ball is never in harm’s way. With a defense like Cleveland that can be a smaller version of the Legion of Boom, Wilson can rejuvenate his career and continue to be a solid winning quarterback for the Browns for the future. It will take some picks moving but it’s worth it to lock up the centerpiece of the franchise for the better part of a decade. 

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston is a free agent this season and is recovering from a torn ACL that made him miss most of the regular season. He looked like he had a huge step forward from throwing 30 interceptions in 2019 as he had 14 touchdowns to three interceptions in seven games with the New Orleans Saints. He’s a quarterback with a lively arm that learned to cut down on his mistakes and could be cheap as he is recovering from a torn ACL. 

Teddy Bridgewater 

With a team with good defense and a solid running game, you do not necessarily need a quarterback who is going to dominate but one who isn’t going to make mistakes. Teddy Bridgewater finished this season with 18 touchdown passes to seven interceptions with the Denver Broncos and has shown the ability to keep a team in the game. Teddy is not going to make mistakes that a team cannot recover from and with a solid core around him should be one of the favorites, similar to Mark Sanchez with the Jets in 2009-2010. 

Nick Foles

This isn’t a major upgrade but it could be an upgrade nonetheless. Nick Foles did win a Super Bowl after being the backup for most of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles but is 29-27 as a starter in his career and could thrive with the help of a good defense and a running game to alleviate the pressure off of his play. Foles did make the Pro Bowl once in his career and could be a little step in the right direction for Cleveland as a free agent. 

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