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Baker Mayfield Trade to Texans? Not So Fast

If the Texans wanted to trade for Baker Mayfield, they would have done it a month ago

Could the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans be back in business in the near future?

According to one report, it could make sense. 

Baker Mayfield was once the No. 1 player taken in his draft, and despite what they say publicly, the Texans might not be fully convinced that second-year quarterback Davis Mills is the future of the franchise

Nor should they be. 

That said, the Browns want to move Mayfield because, of course, they acquired Deshaun Watson from the Texans in the blockbuster swap with Houston.

Though it should be noted there is a belief in Houston that if Mills, the former Stanford standout, was in this year's draft, he'd be the best quarterback in the class.

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Not to mention the Texans have been openly supportive of the idea of sticking with Mills. 

Either way, from a logical perspective, it would seem that if the Texans really wanted the Texas native Mayfield, they would have asked for him to be included originally as part of the Watson swap - but we feel quite sure that Houston really just wanted the picks in that deal. 

So, logic notwithstanding, what would a potential Mayfield to Houston scenario look like?

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Fair points all around. However, perhaps the most important question to ask when constructing this type of idea is -- how do the Texans truly feel about their QB situation, which features Mills, Kyle Allen and Jeff Driskel?

And publicly, despite the obvious concerns that face any team when breaking in a young starter under center, the Texans have been nothing but supportive about the idea of Mills. 

"I think once you have three quarterbacks on your roster, you should feel pretty good about that — and we do," coach Lovie Smith said this spring. "We will keep all options open. But we feel good about our quarterback room right now, leading off with Davis Mills. I’ve talked about him and our feeling on who our leader will be."

So at least for now, the Texans seem to be happy to stick with Mills, at least until they hold the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, which they are favored to do by most experts.