Kevin Stefanski already looking to replace Baker Mayfield?

The former Minnesota Vikings assistant may already be shuffling things in Cleveland.

When the Cleveland Browns decided to hire former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as their new head coach, they brought him in to change the fortunes of a franchise that has not made the playoffs since 2002.

To do this, Stefanski knows that he may have to make drastic decisions that people are unlikely to agree with. But at the same time, how are Browns going to change things without changing the way they usually do things?

Despite Cleveland already having a starting quarterback for the 2020 season at Baker Mayfield, the former Vikings assistant coach and his new team asked about a former MVP player this year, according to a recent report.

The former Minnesota Vikings assistant kept his quarterback options open.

After the news that the New England Patriots signed Cam Newton on Sunday, reports began to come in of some of the other teams that had expressed interest in adding the veteran quarterback.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday, Stefanski and the Browns were one of these teams that had conversations with Newton this offseason. Schefter went on to say that Cleveland never made a formal offer to the former Carolina Panthers quarterback and that his conversations with him were “very brief.”

This is probably the case for a team that just does their due diligence and sees what kind of role Newton was interested in having in 2020. If he were willing to be a backup, Stefanski and the Browns could have made a greater attempt to add it. to your list.

Cleveland currently has former Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum as his second man behind Mayfield. Keenum has shown the ability to make plays in the past, but it’s not a difficult argument to claim that Newton would have been a much better backup for the Browns if he wasn’t willing to start.

So that Cleveland has a little interest in the Patriots’ new quarterback isn’t something that should give the impression that the new regime is already looking to get out of Mayfield. Stefanski has already been excited about his current starting quarterback since he landed the job of head coach for the Browns and will do his best to make the most of his young interlocutor during the upcoming season.

However, if Mayfield has another disappointing campaign in 2020, don’t be surprised if the former Vikings offensive coordinator tries to find a different quarterback in 2021 to help turn things around in Cleveland.