Baker Mayfield's old tweet about Deshaun Watson has resurfaced amid the Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns rumors. This week, the Browns met with Watson and Mayfield posted what appeared to be a goodbye message to Browns fans.
"With many uncertainties, here is where my head and heart is," Mayfield wrote. "The past 4 years have been nothing short of truly life changing since I heard my name called in the draft to go to Cleveland.
This is not a message with hidden meaning. This is strictly to thank the city of Cleveland for embracing my family and me. We have made many memories and shared growing in this process through all the ups and downs. "I have no clue what happens next, which is the meaning behind the silence I have had during the duration of this process.
I can only control what I can, which is trusting in God's plan throughout this process. I have given this franchise everything I have. That is something I've always done at every stage, and at every level. And that will not change wherever I take my next snap.
Whatever happens ... I just want to say thank you to the fans who truly embraced who I am and the mentality that aligned so well with this city's hard working people."
What Mayfield tweeted about Watson a year ago
Teams were reluctant to make trade offers to the Houston Texans for Watson but it changed after the quarterback was cleared of any criminal chargers.
It was fan speculation about Deshaun Watson that elicited this response from Baker Mayfield.
Watson was accused of harrasment and sexual assault as 22 women filled lawsuits against him. Last week, a grand jury declined to indict Watson on any criminal charges. After Watson was cleared by the grand jury, the Texans quickly started gettings calls on Watson.
"It's definitely a very emotional moment for me. I know we're far from being done of handling what we need to handle on the legal side, but today is definitely a big day," Watson, speaking to reporters for the first time in over a year, said at a news conference outside his lawyer's office building.
"I thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ for letting the truth be heard. And I thank everyone that was a part of this for seeing and hearing both sides. That's what my point and my team wanted to do, is have a fair slate of us telling our side of the story and letting the conclusion come to what happened today, and that's what the grand jury decided on.
"I'm just going to keep fighting to rebuild my name and rebuild my appearance in the community. And on the legal side handle what we need to handle. But also ready to get on the field, and prep for that."