BEREA, Ohio – General manager Andrew Berry said Tuesday that the Cleveland Browns “Fully expect” Baker Mayfield to be their starting quarterback in 2022 and “Bounce back” after struggling through an injury-plagued season.
“It’s easy to forget at this point of the year what we’ve seen with Baker over the past several years,” Berry said. Mayfield finished the 2020 season ranked 10th in the league in QBR
“We’re looking forward to Baker getting healthy in the offseason,” Berry said, “And then putting in good work through the spring and with his coaches for having the type of season that we know he can have.”
Mayfield is scheduled to have surgery to repair the labrum on Jan. 19, with the hope that he will be back in time to participate in organized team activities, which typically begin in late May. He will be entering the final year of his rookie contract, which will pay him close to $19 million in 2022 after the Browns exercised his fifth-year option last offseason. The Browns drafted Mayfield with the No. 1 pick in 2018.
“Baker, he’s team-oriented, he’s a competitor, he’s super tough,” Berry said.