The Cleveland Browns fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-14 on Monday night.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield finished with 185 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 16-of-38 passing for the day. In the eyes of many, his lackluster showing solidified the need for the Browns to move on and find a new quarterback during the offseason.
With a playoff spot firmly out of reach, Baker will miss the final game of the season as he focuses on getting healthy. The question now is whether he will ever suit up as a member of the Browns again.
On Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Baker had been unhappy with head coach Kevin Stefanski. So much so in fact that if he “doesn’t get assurances that things will change next season” then he will “consider asking to be traded.”
Between how unhappy the Browns have been with Baker’s performance and how displeased he apparently is with the direction of the coaching, a divorce seems inevitable.
This week, his wife added further fuel to the speculation fire.
In a recent Instagram post, Emily seemed to suggest that the Mayfield family wasn’t long for Cleveland.
Emily is very involved in Baker’s affairs. Whether she’s revealing the sort of messages they get from haters, posting their provocative Halloween costumes or simply defending her husband from what she perceives as unfair criticism – she is in the news almost as often as he is these days.
For that reason alone her post shouldn’t just be outright dismissed.
Jusuf Nurkic sends an ominous message to Tyler Herro. https://t.co/Up1bwVyie9
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 6, 2022
A change will happen. At this point it’s just a matter of when, not if.