Baker Mayfield grateful for fifth-year option, not thinking about long-term deal

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BEREA, Ohio (WJW)– With the 2021 NFL Draft just days away, Cleveland Browns fans relax because we have a starting quarterback who has settled into his role.

The Browns exercised the fifth-year option on Baker Mayfield, keeping the QB in Cleveland through at least 2022. He said he’s happy and grateful.

“In terms of long-term deals, I’m taking it one day at a time,” Mayfield said. He said he’s focused on winning games and continuing the journey he started in Cleveland three years ago, and everything else will fall into place.

Baker said he’s looking forward to the continuity of head coach Kevin Stefanski and having the same offense after a lot of turnover his first two years in the league.

“We were not satisfied when it came to just making it into the playoffs, winning one game and then losing in the next round. That is the great part about what we have coming back is everybody got a little taste of that and some guys who have made it further, everybody is hungry for more,” Mayfield said.

The quarterback said he’s also been in touch with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who suffered a season-ending injury last year and continues to rehab.

“He is very happy with where he is in the rehab process. I am happy for him. He looks good. He feels good. I am looking forward to starting where we should,” Baker said.

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