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Browns exercise fifth-year option on Baker Mayfield

Divisional Round - Cleveland Browns v Kansas City Chiefs
Divisional Round - Cleveland Browns v Kansas City Chiefs | Jamie Squire/Getty Images

To no one's surprise, the Cleveland Browns have exercised the fifth-year option for signal-caller Baker Mayfield. After an impressive 2021 campaign, in which Mayfield helped the organization go 11-5, he'll look to play his way into a big new contract.

It goes without saying, but there's plenty of pressure on Mayfield in 2021. Will he do more than enough to earn a long-term deal from the front office?

A former No. 1 overall pick, Mayfield has had his fair share of ups and downs with the Browns. While at times he's looked great, he's also struggled with some head-scratching interceptions. We'll see which Mayfield shows up next fall.