Do free agents want to come to Cleveland with the most important position in sports unsettled? Then, is Mayfield unhappy because the team isn’t committing to him?
Option 3: Sign a bridge quarterback.
Sounds simple, right? Get a veteran quarterback who’s going to be better than Mayfield and either keep or trade Mayfield.
Option 4: Stand pat in free agency, trade Mayfield before the draft and use the acquired capital to draft your rookie quarterback. The Browns would need to be good with going into 2022 with Mayfield by standing pat in free agency.