According to Dan Scifo, The Associated Press, Mayfield stated that "I'm going get my shoulder fixed." "I want to be 100% next year. It's already been decided. It's not clear when it will happen. "I don't know what to do next week about (playing).
Mayfield may be considering sitting out the regular-season finale against Cincinnati Bengals, after the Browns were eliminated from playoff contention.
According to ESPN's Jake Trotter, Mayfield stated that "I'm an extremely competitive man." "It's now that I need to look at my best interests and my health.
Since Week 2, the 26-year old has suffered from the nagging condition. He has worn a harness to prevent his shoulder from slipping out of place. Mayfield also experienced left foot soreness, right knee contusions and other issues.
In the Browns' 26-14 defeat to the Steelers, the signal-caller for Cleveland was sacked nine more times. He completed the game throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns as well as two interceptions.
Mayfield stated, "It's never gonna be smooth or pretty always, but it's gonna be fun." This tape will answer any questions about how much I want it. It was not pretty, but it was what I did. I continued to swing and keep going; that's who my soul is, and that's how I'll continue to be.
Mayfield will be looking for a long-term extension in the offseason. Browns have taken Mayfield's fifth-year option, which will pay him $18.8million and keep him with them through 2022.