Progressive Franchise Tags Baker Mayfield
Cleveland, OH-Having been a commercial star for Progressive despite late-season struggles, Progressive announced it would be franchise-tagging Baker Mayfield, ensuring he would be with the company for at least the next year. "One of the major reasons we resigned Baker was we knew State Farm would have a huge opening this year, and we knew we couldn't let them get him", said Progressive's Coach Flo. "Baker has been solid when we needed him and come in clutch when either myself or Jamie have been gone. If he can prove to be a consistent contributor to this company's ads in the like of company icons Geico or the Caveman, Baker could be looking at a long-term contract and a great deal of money". At press time, rumors had begun talking about a possible trade sending Mayfield to Liberty Mutual in Exchange for the Limu Emu.