The Browns picked up Baker Mayfield‘s fifth-year option, assuring the quarterback will remain under contract in 2022.
The Browns, though, have not started extension talks with Mayfield’s representation yet, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports.
General Manager Andrew Berry, during his predraft video conference Friday, would not address possible extensions for Mayfield and/or defensive back Denzel Ward. The Browns also exercised Ward’s fifth-year option.
“I think you know me well enough that I’m not going to talk on that in this setting. I just don’t think it’s appropriate,’’ Berry said. “But obviously you know both of those players are extension-eligible.”