The Carson Wentz Baker Mayfield Option: Drafting a QB this year to add to Mayfield

On the third option in the Mayfield Matrix, our exercise looking at everything the Browns could do with Baker Mayfield and the QB position in 2022, Dan Labbe, Ashley Bastock, Scott Patsko, Doug Lesmerises and Mary Kay Cabot are here to ponder the draft. What if the Browns draft a quarterback in the second or third round to develop behind Mayfield, and maybe serve as another option in 2022 if needed?
The model for this is what the Philadelphia Eagles did with Carson Wentz going into his fifth season in 2020, when the Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts in the second round. Unlike Mayfield, Wentz was signed to an extension at that point, but Philly leaned into the quarterback position anyway. Wentz regressed, Hurts took the job by the end of the season, and the Eagles elevated Hurts into the starting role in 2021 and traded Wentz. The Browns have not drafted a quarterback since Mayfield, so it's time to invest in the position anyway. But what if they like a guy at pick No. 45?
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