In an interview on Wednesday, U.S. time, Brown quarterback Baker Mayfield said that he was “in no rush” to renew his contract with the team, and his current focus is still on the court.
Mayfield said: “Everything happens for a reason, and it will be resolved in the end. So now I only focus on victory.”
The 2018 No. 1 pick performed well last season and led Brown to his first playoff victory in 26 years. In the wild card game against the Steelers, Mayfield passed the ball for 263 yards and made 3 touchdowns to help Brown end his 17-game losing streak in Pittsburgh.
Brown has implemented the fifth-year option of Mayfield’s rookie contract ($18.86 million salary). General manager Andrew Berry (Andrew Berry) praised Mayfield’s performance, but did not directly answer questions about the contract extension.
Mayfield said: “What I want to focus on now is to win and lay a good foundation for the upcoming season. This is what every team member should pay attention to now.”