Browns’ QB Baker Mayfield on His Relationship with RB Duke Johnson: “We’re Good”

Browns QB Baker Mayfield. Photo by Gregory Vasil/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Cleveland Browns’ running back Duke Johnson made a trade request back in March and managed to anger the team’s quarterback Baker Mayfield in the process. Mayfield didn’t speak nicely about Johnson’s situation at the time and even called it “self-inflicted.”  But it seems like the two teammates managed to talk things over in recent days.

Speaking about his relationship with Johnson, Mayfield said that they addressed their disagreements and that they are “good.”

“We addressed it. We’re good,” – said Mayfield on Thursday. “We’re here to do our job. He’s here. Like I said, when it all came out, we want people that want to be here. He’s here right now and that’s important. I think that shows we’re here to win.”

Despite the fact that Duke Johnson was open about his intention to leave the team, Browns are not willing to make his wishes true anytime soon. Both general manager Jon Dorsey and head coach Freddie Kitchens publicly stated that they want to keep Johnson for 2019 while “envisioning” a place for him in the team’s offense.

Johnson’s trade request was reportedly caused by the fact that Cleveland tried to trade him early in the year. The 25-year-old is also unpleased the way he was used in 2018 when he had a career-low 201 rushing yards to go with 47 catches for 429 yards and three touchdowns.