It’s Time For a Baker Mayfield Contract Extension

It’s Time For a Baker Mayfield Contract Extension

Nick Pedone
2 years ago
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It’s Time For a Baker Mayfield Contract Extension

Should we spend the day on the lake? Which bar should we go to? Who will the Cavs draft? Can the Indians sneak into the playoffs again?

These are the typical summertime debates you overhear in Cleveland.  

This year, however, a new subject has been added to the Cleveland debate list… 

Baker Mayfield and his contract.

Should the Browns extend Baker? How many years on the deal? Will he reset the
quarterback market in the NFL?

To answer the first question – yes. The Browns should extend the contract of one, Baker Reagan Mayfield. In fact, the Browns should have extended Baker’s contract
yesterday.
 

Hopefully, by the time you finish reading this, a deal will be reached with Baker, his
camp and the Cleveland Browns.
 

So, what would a Baker Mayfield contract extension look like?

When discussing a contract extension for Baker Mayfield, it is important to take
note of other notable QB extensions in previous years.
 

We start in 2019 when former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff inked a four-year, $128 million ($33.5 million per year) extension. Goff was unable to live up to the contract and has since been traded to Detroit, where he will loo k to
resurrect his career.
 

That same year, 2019, Carson Wentz, former Eagles quarterback, signed a four-year, $128 million ($32 million per year) extension. Like Goff, Wentz failed to live up to expectations. He has since been traded to the Indianapolis Colts, where he will look to find magic with former offensive coordinator Frank Reich.  

2021 was welcomed with a lightning strike in the skies of Dallas. The Cowboys and
quarterback Dak Prescott agreed to a four-year, $160 million ($40 million per year) extension. Prescott is coming off a season-ending injury and has yet to record a playoff win during his tenure in Dallas.
 

While looking at the contract extensions above and tying it back to the Browns, there is only one thing that needs to be stated.  

Baker Mayfield has more playoff wins than Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott combined.

Dak Prescott is making $40 million a year. Will Baker exceed $40 million on his new
contract.
 

He will – and he should – it’s time to pay the man.   

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