Baker Mayfield Trade Rumors: Seahawks 'Have Never Really Been That Interested'

Despite speculations suggesting that Baker Mayfield could sign with the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said on Tuesday that he doesn't think a deal would materialise.

He said, "I've heard nothing at all to confirm Baker to the Seahawks. "They never seemed to be all that interested in Baker, which seems odd to me.

They have wished for a conflict between Drew Lock and Geno Smith." Rapoport contended that the initial Mayfield rumours merely developed a life of their own.

Although Mayfield is under contract with the Cleveland Browns until the 2018 season, it is improbable that he will participate in another game for the team after starting 59 games over the previous four years.

In the midst of trade rumours, the quarterback asked the Browns for a trade in March, and they excused him from minicamp.

After trading Russell Wilson, Seattle didn't have any proven quarterbacks, so it seemed like a good fit.

The Seahawks are reportedly showing "high level" interest in Mayfield, according to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports and Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.

The top two options on the depth chart, Lock and Smith, now seem like they would be adequate for Seattle to continue with.

Although Lock, 25, has shown promise in his career and was acquired in the Wilson trade, he has struggled with consistency and spent the majority of last year on the bench behind Teddy Bridgewater

Lock has 18 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 19 games over the last two seasons.

Smith joined Seattle in 2019, but in his first three seasons there, he has only started three games. When given the chance, he still did well; in four games last season, he accumulated 702 throwing yards, five touchdowns, and just one interception.