The Cleveland Browns finally traded quarterback Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday, earning a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
• Read also: Von Miller is inspired by… Tom Brady
• Read also: “RGIII” still dreams of the NFL
• Read also: Jaylon Ferguson died due to drug use
This was indicated by the NFL Network channel, stating that mandatory physical tests remain to be carried out in order to formalize everything.
Thus, Mayfield found a buyer after being passed over from his number 1 pivot position. During the offseason, the Browns acquired Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans, so the presence of the 27-year-old was no longer required. In recent months, he has been the subject of several trade rumors, including some sending him to North Carolina.
In fact, in mid-June, the CBS Sports network reported that the two organizations had intensified their negotiations in order to conclude a trade. Those conversations touched on the player’s salary due to end his rookie contract in 2022; he must pocket more than $18 million. According to NFL Network, a compromise on the payment of the amount of money by the two clubs has been accepted.
Last year, Mayfield completed 60.5% of his passes for 3,010 yards, 17 majors and 13 interceptions. He will now already be able to take revenge on his former organization, which he will face in the first game of the campaign, September 11 in Charlotte.