Why Baker Mayfield trade is delaying?

For months now, rumors have circulated that Baker Mayfield would be traded.

The return trade compensation is yet unknown, but the transaction would send Mayfield 

to the Seahawks. The Mayfield trade is more complex than usual discussions, as was already 

established. The procedure is probably being slowed down by a number of factors. 

Mayfield's fully guaranteed $18.8 million contract for 2022 is the underlying cause of the 

trade delay. In order to sweeten the deal and make a trade more appealing for the team 

receiving Mayfield's contract, the Browns do have the option to pay a percentage of the salary 

(in whatever amount they want). But up until now, they haven't 

seemed ready to spend enough to persuade a club to accept.

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