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According to longtime Browns reporter Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Steelers would “pounce” on the opportunity to sign Baker Mayfield if he is cut by the Browns. The Browns are reportedly trying to look for a trade partner, but no team wants to give up a lot of draft capital for Mayfield.
"I had somebody tell me today that ... the Steelers will pounce on Baker Mayfield if he becomes available,” Cabot said on the Orange and Brown Talk podcast. “Like if they cut him and he’s just out there as a street free agent, they would take him in a minute.”
National sports talk shows caught wind of Cabot's speculation and Colin Cowherd gave his thoughts on if Mayfield would workout in Pittsburgh. Cowherd thinks Mitch Trubisky is a better fit for the Steelers than Mayfield. Cowherd says Trubisky has two things over Mayfield -- likability and mobility.
Cowherd doesn't think Mayfield would workout on in Pittsburgh, as he wouldn't respond well to being a backup or competing for a starting spot. He even went as far as saying that Mayfield is just toxic. Cowherd and Mayfield have never got along, so this isn't really surprising, but it's still truthful.
Mayfield has thrown 56 interceptions in four seasons with the Browns. He's also thrown more fourth-quarter interceptions than any quarterback since he was drafted in 2018. It's really not that far of a stretch to say that Trubisky is flat-out better than Mayfield. Their career stats are actually pretty similar. Trubisky is a much cheaper option than Mayfield, however, which is why it wouldn't make much sense to sign Mayfield. I agree with Cowherd though, Mayfield brings a lot of noise for a guy that has failed expectations as a No. 1 overall pick. Trubisky is definitely more likable.