Baker Mayfield appears bent on leaving the Cleveland Browns with only two teams, so far, believed to be plausible landing spots.

However being rumors, verifying the authenticity or level of interest of the Seattle Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers is questionable. And it appears that based on a recent update from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Seattle appears to be off the table.

Worse, it seems the Seahawks were never seriously interested in the top pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

This comes not long after claims came out that the Browns and the Seahawks were in discussions about a potential Baker Mayfield trade. Being rumors, taking out Seattle from the situation is hardly surprising.

This claim also means that the Seahawks are sticking to Drew Lock and Geno Smith for the coming NFL season.

Hence, only the Panthers are now being linked to Mayfield although more NFL teams could be mentioned.

There is also the possibility that the Browns may keep Mayfield in the mix, especially with the legal woes that Deshaun Watson is facing. With the three-time Pro Bowler reportedly facing a lengthy suspension, pundits feel that the Browns may hold on to Mayfield as insurance.

But given the strained relationship that started when the Browns took in Watson, Cleveland will have to do a lot to convince Mayfield to stay. But in the opinion of some, seeing Mayfield stay in Cleveland from here on is an unlikely scenario to consider.

As for the Panthers, taking in Mayfield will depend on the financial terms of the deal.

In a previous report from the Charlotte Observer, Carolina wanted Cleveland to pay $13 to $14 million so that they would only be obliged to pay only about $5 million to $6 million.

Mayfield is owed $18.8 million in salary and the money due to the 27-year-old is another factor that needs to be addressed.

Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns
Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns Getty Images | Stacy Revere

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