NFL Offseason – Baker Mayfield, the primary general choose within the 2018 draft, is being traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Carolina Panthers, in line with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport.
A brand new QB in Carolina: The #Panthers are buying former No. 1 general choose Baker Mayfield from the #Browns for a 2024 conditional Fifth-round draft choose, sources inform me and @TomPelissero. Deal is pending a bodily. All events cut up the financials to make it occur. pic.twitter.com/xuTLqosmZm
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 6, 2022
Mayfield is due $18.9 million in wage this yr, then is about to enter free company in 2023. In 4 years with Cleveland, he ranked between twelfth and twenty fifth in each DVOA and DYAR every season. He’s the one quarterback within the historical past of the NuBrowns to win a playoff recreation. He grew to become superfluous in Ohio after the Browns traded for Deshaun Watson, whom we’re all ready to listen to whether or not he will probably be suspended, and if that’s the case, for a way lengthy.
UPDATE: This commerce means Mayfield will get an opportunity for revenge immediately — the Panthers host the Browns in Week 1.
Mike Garafolo has extra phrases on the deal — Mayfield took a pay reduce to make the deal occur (although he may earn that cash again in incentives), and the Browns will nonetheless be paying the majority of Mayfield’s wage this fall.
Extra: The #Browns can pay Baker Mayfield $10.5 million this season, which implies they trimmed over $8 million in money and salary-cap house. The #Panthers can pay Mayfield ~$5 million. Mayfield agreed to trim ~$3.5 million off his base wage.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 6, 2022