By Parker Stone
After weeks of will they or won’t they, the Cleveland Browns finally have traded former Heisman Trophy winner and number one overall pick Baker Mayfield.
BREAKING: The Panthers are acquiring Baker Mayfield in exchange for a 2024 conditional fifth-round draft pick, per @RapSheet
The deal is pending on Mayfield completing a physical pic.twitter.com/G7VyxSWIg4
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 6, 2022
Mayfield finishes his career as a Cleveland Brown with 14,000 passing yards, 92 touchdowns, and 56 interceptions. Baker wasn’t always doom and gloom, leading the Browns to their first playoff appearance since 2002 and their first playoff win since 1994.
The financials…. https://t.co/Er71JRSaWr
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 6, 2022
The rift between Mayfield and the organization reached no mend once the Browns traded a king’s ransom for the controversial Deshaun Watson. Watson, who has a real possibility of being suspended for the full 2022 NFL season, has numerous sexual misconduct allegations against him.
With Mayfield now in Carolina, you can expect the win total to go up for the Panthers. I am a firm believer in Baker Mayfield as a good, but not spectacular starter at the NFL level.