After months of negotiations, a deal to trade Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers for a conditional fifth-round selection in 2024 was ultimately reached on Wednesday. NFL players from all throughout the league, including current and former Browns players, responded to the game-changing action. Dee and Jimmy Haslam, the owners of the Browns, issued the following statement:
“I would like to thank Baker for all he has done for the Cleveland Browns. He sacrificed everything for this team and this city from the minute he was selected. In addition, he had a positive impact on the neighborhood through his hosting of club activities, sponsorship of the Special Olympics, and participation in several other philanthropic causes. We are appreciative of all he achieved for our company and wish him the best in the future.” The executive vice president of the Browns said that he respects Mayfield’s tenacity and drive.