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Joe Thomas weighs in on Baker Mayfield, says the QB ‘overplayed his hand’

Joe Thomas weighs in on Baker Mayfield, says the QB ‘overplayed his hand’

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Mar 28
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Everyone is still waiting for what will happen to Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Baker Mayfield following his trade request earlier this month. One former Browns’ player thought that Mayfield could have handled the situation better.

“It seemed like Baker overplayed his hand a little bit,” former Cleveland offensive tackle Joe Thomas said on his podcast “The Thom and Hawk Football Show.” “Because the interesting thing was at that moment, the Browns were out of the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes. And it seemed by all accounts that they were ready to do what it took to smooth things over with Baker.”

Thomas then addressed the rumor that said Mayfield wanted to be traded to Indiana.

“He got a little sensitive about it, he got a little emotional,” Thomas continued. “He went radio silence on the Cleveland Browns and said ‘You have to trade me to the Indianapolis Colts,’ thinking he was perceived as a franchise quarterback in the NFL and that he could kind of dictate the terms of where he was gonna be traded.”

The Colts decided to sign former Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan instead.

Meanwhile, another rumor stated that Mayfield rejected a contract extension offer of $30 million per year before the 2021 season. A Browns’ insider gave an update on the rumor.

“That’s 100% false,” a source told Browns’ reporter Mary Cay Cabot Sunday night.

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