the Carolina Panthers have what they think could be the man to lead them back to the playoffs. They traded with the Cleveland Browns for Baker Mayfield, giving them a 2024 conditional fifth round draft pick and this trade is pending a physical. They have no intentions of getting rid of Sam Darnold who they still have on the roster. Mayfield, 27, was the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and led the Browns to the playoffs in 2020 for the first time in 18 years.
Mayfield is 29-30 all-time as a starter, and would become the fourth former Heisman Trophy winner to play for the Panthers, alongside quarterbacks Vinny Testaverde, Chris Weinke, and Cam Newton. He played college football at Oklahoma. The Browns will pay $10 million of his $18 million contract for next season.
With the addition of Mayfield the Panthers now have four quarterbacks on their roster and I’m guessing that it will surely be a QB competition when training camp starts.
Do you think Mayfield is the missing piece for the Panthers?