But, according to a report, the team still has a “high level of interest” in acquiring Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.
A league source told CBS Sports Wednesday the Seahawks are still gathering information on Mayfield but remain highly interested in adding the former No. 1 draft pick to their roster in the absence of veteran Russell Wilson.
According to the report, Seattle is even open to offering a contract extension.
Mayfield lost the starting job when the Browns traded for and signed Deshaun Watson in March to a $ 230 million contract. Mayfield was excused from the mandatory minicamp this month, and it appears Mayfield has played his last game in Cleveland.
“Obviously, that was a decision made between our organization, Baker and Baker’s team,” coach Kevin Stefanski said earlier this month. “Felt like that was the best decision for both sides.”
The Carolina Panthers remain the top likely landing spot for Mayfield. A trade for Mayfield during the draft reportedly fell through after Carolina wanted the Browns to pay a sizable chunk of Mayfield’s salary.