Baker Mayfield now no longer has to wait to see what team he will be playing for in 2022. The Browns traded Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers for a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick.
Mayfield, a former No. 1 overall pick, is on the move from the Cleveland Browns months after the team acquired Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans.
After getting traded, Mayfield joined a terrible list nobody wants to part of.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Mayfield is the third No. 1 overall pick in the Common Draft Era (since 1967) that lasted four or fewer seasons with the team that selected him.
Mayfield showed up in Cleveland and gave the fan base hope for the future. He had 3,725 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in his rookie year.
Mayfield led the Browns to the playoffs in 2020 and a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild card round.
He regressed in 2021 while fighting injuries and lost much of the shine he had, which led to the Browns trading for Watson.
Carolina will now have a competition for the starting quarterback job. Mayfield will battle Sam Darnold, who was taken in the same draft as Mayfield but by the New York Jets.