Browns trade QB Mayfield to Panthers

Former first draft pick and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has been traded to the Carolina Panthers. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport was the first to break the news. According to ESPN, the Browns are paying $10.5 million of his $18.8 million. salary for the 2022 season. Mayfield’s departure from the Browns was considered a certainty after the team acquired Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans earlier this offseason. several women. Oklahoma’s 2018 first draft pick, Mayfield has started 59 games for the Browns over the past four years, throwing for 14,125 yards, 92 touchdowns and 56 interceptions, completing passes at a clip 61.6 percent . Mayfield walks into a quarterback room with another quarterback the Panthers traded during an offseason in Sam Darnold, who the Panthers acquired from the New York Jets last April in exchange for a draft pick of sixth round in 2021 and two caps in 2022. Darnold played in 12 games for the Panthers last season, suffering a right shoulder injury midway through the season. Mayfield won’t have to wait long to face his former teammates: The Browns open the 2022 season in Ca roline.

Former first draft pick and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has been traded to the Carolina Panthers.

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NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport was the first to break the news.

According to ESPN, the Browns are paying $10.5 million of his $18.8 million salary for the 2022 season.

Mayfield’s departure from the Browns was considered a certainty after the team acquired Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans earlier this offseason.

It’s unclear how much playing time Watson will see in 2022, as he is under league investigation for allegations of inappropriate conduct towards multiple women.

Oklahoma’s first pick in the 2018 draft, Mayfield has started 59 games for the Browns over the past four years, throwing for 14,125 yards, 92 touchdowns and 56 interceptions, completing passes at a 61.6% clip.

Mayfield walks into a quarterback room with another quarterback the Panthers traded during an offseason in Sam Darnold, who the Panthers acquired from the New York Jets last April in exchange for a draft pick of sixth round in 2021 and two selections in 2022.

Darnold played 12 games with the Panthers last season, suffering from a right shoulder injury midway through the season.

Mayfield won’t have to wait long to face his former teammates: the Browns open the 2022 season in Carolina.

Garland K. Long