As the 2021 NFL season approaches, much of the attention being paid to the Cleveland Browns has been focused on whether quarterback Baker Mayfield will sign a contract extension.
But while some believe that the Browns would be best off signing Mayfield to a new deal now in hopes of inking him to a below-market contract, it appears that won't be happening.
Appearing on ESPN's "Get Up" on Thursday morning, NFL insider Jeremy Fowler was asked about the negotiations between Cleveland and its starting quarterback. And while Fowler stated that Mayfield's contract situation is more straightforward than fellow 2018 draftees Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills and Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens, that doesn't mean the former No. 1 overall pick will be taking a discount to get a deal done.