Baker Mayfield
Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 215 Age: 27 Exp: 5 years College: None Drafted: 2018 R1 1
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Posted: 8/11/2022 12:04 am GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Baker Mayfield and QB Sam Darnold will both receive playing time during the first preseason game, according to head coach Matt Rhule.
Huddle Up: Mayfield and Darnold have been competing for the starting job, and reports indicate that Mayfield appears to be winning the competition at this time. Fantasy players should consider the Panthers quarterback a No. 2 fantasy option no matter which one wins the job.
Posted: 8/08/2022 3:13 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Baker Mayfield has the "inside track" to win the starting quarterback job over QB Sam Darnold, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: This comes as zero surprise after the Panthers invested in Mayfield via trade. It also helps that Darnold was a disaster last season. Assuming he seals the deal, Mayfield will be a shaky QB2 with some upside.
Posted: 8/06/2022 6:30 pm GMT
The Carolina Panthers don't plan to name their starting quarterback until after the Friday, Aug. 19 preseason game, but could wait longer if none of the candidates separate themselves, according to head coach Matt Rhule on Saturday, Aug. 6. The top two candidates for the job are QBs Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold.
Huddle Up: While general manager Scott Fitterer has called the battle an open competition in the past, it would border on shocking if Mayfield doesn't beat out Darnold, who looked broken in 2021. Assuming he wins the job, Mayfield would be a low-end QB2 with upside. If Darnold wins, we wouldn't touch him with a 10-foot pole.
Posted: 8/01/2022 2:39 am GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Baker Mayfield has pleased head coach Matt Rhule thus far. "He's through the fourth install," Rhule said. "I'll know more next week as we get into more situations. But I couldn't be more pleased with Baker -- how much he's learned of what we've done. But there's way more to put in to kind of get through that phase."
Huddle Up: It's going to take some time for Mayfield to get situated with his new team, but we fully expect the former No. 1 overall pick to beat out Sam Darnold for the starting job. Even if he does that, Mayfield is a very shaky QB2 at best and not an every-week option going into 2022.
Posted: 7/29/2022 2:51 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Baker Mayfield struggled in 7-on-7 drills Thursday, July 28, as two of his first three passes should have been intercepted.
Huddle Up: Mayfield should retain the upper hand in his battle with Sam Darnold, but he's nothing more than a QB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 7/27/2022 5:51 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers QBs Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield are splitting first-team reps to starting training camp, per head coach Matt Rhule. Darnold took all first-team reps on Wednesday, July 27, and Mayfield will take all first-team reps on Thursday, July 28. This approach is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
Posted: 7/20/2022 2:10 am GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Baker Mayfield has $3.5 million in incentives in his contract, which would make up the pay cut he agreed to as part of the Cleveland Browns trade. If Mayfield plays 75 percent of the snaps during the regular season he'll make $250,000 if the Panthers win 10 games, $500,000 if they notch a divisional round win, $500,000 for an NFC Championship Game win, and $750,000 for a Super Bowl win. Also, Mayfield can make $300,000 if he plays 75 percent of snaps and Carolina finishes top five in the NFC or top 10 in the NFL in total offense, and another $300,000 if the team ranks top five in the NFC or top 10 in the NFL in points scored. Adding to all that, Mayfield gets $300,000 if he finishes in the top five in the NFC or top 10 in the NFL in completion percentage (minimum 224 attempts), and an additional $500,000 should he make the Pro Bowl.
Posted: 7/13/2022 3:02 am GMT
Carolina Panthers QBs Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold will take part in an open competition for the starting job, general manager Scott Fitterer said on Tuesday, July 12.
Huddle Up: While the Panthers also have QBs Matt Corral and P.J. Walker on the roster, this is really a competition between Darnold and Mayfield. Despite his joining the Panthers fairly late in the offseason, Mayfield should be considered the favorite over Darnold. If he wins the starting job, Mayfield would be a shaky QB2.
Posted: 7/12/2022 8:48 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Baker Mayfield recently told Scott Patsko of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he tweaked his throwing motion this offseason because his previous throwing motion was "extremely violent." "I haven't thrown the ball this well in a long while. My motion is a little different," Mayfield said.
Posted: 7/10/2022 8:42 pm GMT
The Carolina Panthers preferred trading for QB Baker Mayfield over San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo because of the messy situation involving the latter, per Ellis L. Williams of The Charlotte Observer. "The Browns had a quicker, easier way to get Baker Mayfield out of Cleveland and into a new situation -- and thus being Carolina -- than a roadmap to Jimmy Garoppolo's eventual availability," Williams said. "They're really at a gridlock there with Jimmy Garoppolo being owed $20 million. But he's in a spot where they're in no rush to cut him and there's no ugly divorce happening there."
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