Robert Griffin III: Browns ought to apologize to Baker Mayfield, ask him to begin at QB if Watson is suspended


We do not but know who shall be taking part in quarterback for the Cleveland Browns for almost all of the 2022 season. 

It is clear that the crew would love it to be Deshaun Watson, on condition that the Browns traded a big haul to the Houston Texans in change for his providers, then handed him a fully-guaranteed, $230 million contract regardless of his having been accused by greater than two dozen girls of sexual misconduct. The construction of that contract — with a minimal base wage within the first 12 months of the deal — means that each Watson and the Browns anticipate Jacoby Brissett to begin quite a lot of video games this season, although, and that is lower than ideally suited. 

Showing on The Wealthy Eisen Present earlier this week, former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III — who performed for the Browns again in 2016 — mentioned that he thinks the crew ought to attempt to mend fences with Baker Mayfield in order that he can take the reins beneath heart if and when Watson is suspended for violating the league’s private conduct coverage. 

“I believe the Browns ought to supply the olive department to Baker and ask him to remain if Deshaun Watson will get suspended for a big period of time,” Griffin advised Eisen. “Baker’s confirmed on this metropolis he can go win a playoff recreation, get you to the playoffs and do all these issues. Final 12 months, he performed damage and wasn’t very efficient. The underside line is Baker Mayfield is best than Jacoby Brissett, that is simply the underside line. And if you are going to must play a full season with a man, your only option is to return to Baker Mayfield and beg him to remain.”

For his half, Mayfield doesn’t appear all that interested by such an association. A minimum of not proper now. 

“No, I believe for that to occur there must be some reaching out however we’re prepared to maneuver on I believe on each side,” Mayfield mentioned concerning the prospect of taking part in for the Browns this season. 

Griffin thinks the Browns ought to do precisely that, and he even is aware of what they need to say. “I believe the Browns ought to method Baker and say, ‘We want you, we’re sorry how this all labored out, however we need to give you a chance to go on the market and show your self,’ and I believe Baker ought to take that,” Griffin mentioned.

This looks like a extremely unlikely state of affairs, given how this complete scenario has been dealt with so far, however with Mayfield nonetheless on the crew’s roster till he is formally traded elsewhere, it’ll be thought of a believable choice and there shall be individuals on the market who assist it. 



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