The agents for Baker Mayfield do not intend to slow the pace of contract extension talks for prospective deals for Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson to be completed first.
Nor do they have a plan to bet on Mayfield having a big year on the field and hitting a bigger jackpot by waiting for next season’s salary cap increase.
“We’re not going to be dragging it out,” Jack Mills told TheLandOnDemand.com. “I think there’s been enough contracts done for quarterbacks lately that give us a pretty good idea of what the market is. And, of course, we know that the [salary] cap isn’t going up this year but it’s going up next year and next.
“We pretty much know what’s coming on down the road and what’s been done. We don’t have any particular reluctance about doing a deal.”
Mills and his son, Tom, will negotiate what will be the biggest Browns contract in history. Mills said Tom has had general discussions with the Browns about a new deal but there have been “no specifics” or a timetable discussed so far.