Somehow, someway, things are still completely up in the air when it comes to Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. While there were rumors that the NY Giants were going to potentially push for a trade to land the former No. 1 overall pick, Joe Schoen and Co. have decided to rock with Daniel Jones as their starter for 2022.
It doesn’t look like the Seattle Seahawks have the same mindset. According to a report from NFL insider Josina Anderson, Seattle general manager John Schneider is not only interested in trading for the Browns signal-caller, but there have also been discussions about putting an extension on the table. What in the world is Schneider smoking?
NY Giants going with Daniel Jones over Baker Mayfield is the right call
As things stand, either Drew Lock or Geno Smith will start Week 1 for the Seahawks. They’ll be facing the Denver Broncos, which means Russell Wilson will be making his way back to Lumen Field to face his former team. Not many Seahawks fans are too excited about either Smith or Lock leading the offense out onto the field to open the campaign.
Is Mayfield really the answer long term for the NFC West side? Not a chance. If anything, people in Seattle are hoping the team can bring in an exciting, young quarterback via the first round of the NFL Draft in 2023. The thought of Mayfield being the starter for Seattle for a long stretch isn’t going to excite anyone. Presenting him with a monster new deal too? That’d be the worst.
Fortunately for people in New York and New Jersey, they don’t have to worry about Schoen thinking about making this kind of mistake. While plenty of experts are doubting Jones leading up to the fall, New York could simply pull the plug on the Jones’ experiment if things don’t work out this season – as the team didn’t pick up his fifth-year option.
Several college QBs have already been mocked to the Giants for next spring, including Will Levis, Bryce Young and others. The Giants are going to see what Jones can get done this year and then make a decision in the winter. Moving forward with anything Mayfield related would be a nightmare. Again, the G-Men don’t appear willing to risk anything with him. The same can’t be said for the Seahawks.