Baker Mayfield wants his past to stay in the past.
It may not seem like it these days, but new Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield has plenty folks rooting for his come-up.
On Wednesday, the happy QB was making his way to the field when scores of Panthers fans began yelling for his attention. One of those fans held up his Browns jersey and Baker just had to respond to it.
“Put that Jersey away,” said Mayfield.
The gathering crowd loved his response.
When he was traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Carolina Panthers, Baker Mayfield sacrificed a portion of his salary to facilitate the deal. We have since learned he’ll have the chance to earn that money back.
As part of his contract with the Panthers, Mayfield can earn up to $3.5 million in incentives based on playing time and performance, per ESPN’s Field Yates:
The 27-year-old quarterback will be competing for Carolina’s starting job against Sam Darnold, who was selected two picks after him in the 2018 draft. Mayfield has extra motivation to win the quarterback competition, especially considering that Carolina’s Week 1 opponent is Cleveland.
The relationship between Mayfield and the Browns soured after the team publicly pursued and then acquired three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.