Baker Mayfield Contract Extension with Browns
BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns have exercised the fifth-year option on the contract of quarterback Baker Mayfield, a source told ESPN.
The move extends Mayfield's contract in Cleveland through 2022, when he'll make $18.86 million.
Last season, the former No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 draft quarterbacked the Browns to their first playoff victory in 26 years. In that 48-37 win over the Steelers, Mayfield passed for 263 yards and three touchdowns, as the Browns snapped a 17-game losing streak in Pittsburgh during their first playoff appearance since 2002.
Mayfield finished last season ranked 10th in the league in QBR, with 26 touchdown passes and only eight interceptions. From Week 7 to Week 15, he was actually third in QBR, trailing only last season's MVP (Aaron Rodgers) and the 2019 MVP (Patrick Mahomes).
When he took over, Mayfield became Cleveland's 30th starting quarterback since the franchise returned to the league in 1999.
Mayfield is also eligible for a extension, which the team could engage him on later this offseason.