Baker Mayfield is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). Following a stint with Texas Tech, Mayfield played college football at Oklahoma, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a senior.
To date, Mayfield’s 780 season yards and seven-season touchdowns have already surpassed those of Texas Tech’s previous true rookie quarterback, Aaron Keesee, who amassed 755 season yards and six season scores in 10 games.
Mayfield concluded the season with 2,315 yards passing on 218-of-340 attempts, 12 touchdowns, and nine interceptions after suffering a knee injury and losing his starting role to fellow true freshman Davis Webb.
In November, Mayfield was one of ten semifinalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, which is given to the greatest Division I football player who started his college career as a walk-on.
Freshman Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 for the Big 12 Conference, Mayfield. Due to a “miscommunication” between him and the coaching staff, Mayfield has decided to leave the program.
Baker Mayfield Panthers: What is the Agreement Between Panthers and Browns on QB Baker Mayfield
For a conditional fifth-round pick in 2024, the Cleveland Browns sent quarterback Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers open the regular season with a matchup against the Browns in Week 1, thus Mayfield will see his former team for the first time this season. Since Deshaun Watson’s trade from the Houston Texans about four months ago, Mayfield’s departure was all but guaranteed.
This year’s Heisman winner is coming off an injury- and ineffectiveness-wracked 2021 season in which he struggled. In the offseason, he underwent shoulder surgery after playing the previous season wearing a harness.