The Cleveland Browns have a big question at quarterback to answer this offseason. Baker Mayfield's lackluster, injury-plagued 2021 season has put a cloud over his future entering the final year of his rookie deal.
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There's no telling how Cleveland will approach a possible extension, and the team being linked to a top quarterback prospect at the Senior Bowl makes this situation even more interesting.
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University of Pittsburgh standout Kenny Pickett said that the Browns are one of the first teams he spoke with at the Senior Bowl. That clearly demonstrates Cleveland's interest in getting to know the Heisman finalist at the very least.
Pickett soared as a fifth-year senior at Pitt, throwing for 4,319 yards and 42 TDs (with 7 INTs) during his last collegiate season. He added 233 rushing yards and five more scores on the ground as well, which put him in contention for the Heisman Trophy.
Every team needs to do its due diligence on prospects leading up to the draft. Even the Green Bay Packers looked to the future and drafted Jordan Love in 2020 despite having Aaron Rodgers on the roster.
Still, Mayfield isn't Rodgers, so the Browns' interest in Pickett prompts questions about the team's QB situation. It'd require a big investment by Cleveland to have a chance at drafting the Pitt standout, who's expected to be a first-round pick and could even go in the top 10.
It's possible the Browns aren't sold on Mayfield being their long-term starter, which makes this situation one to watch this offseason.
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