Baker Mayfield has been struggling big time in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice.
According to FOX Sports’ NFC South reporter Greg Auman, Mayfield threw an interception to teammate Jamel Dean in a 7-on-7 drill. Auman added that the No. 1 selection of the 2018 NFL Draft has now thrown seven picks in just nine practice sessions.
That said, Auman noted that Mayfield performed better than second-stringer Kyle Trask in their “move-the-trains period”.
The Bucs were dealt a tough blow when Tom Brady announced his retirement on Feb. 1, creating a massive void at quarterback. With limited cap space, GM Jason Licht had to go bargain shopping and settled on signing Mayfield to a one-year deal.
Tampa Bay selected Trask with the No. 64 pick in 2021. He appeared in just one game last season, completing three of nine pass attempts for 23 yards and no touchdowns.
The QB-needy Carolina Panthers traded for Mayfield following the Cleveland Browns’ acquisition of Deshaun Watson. Carolina released Mayfield, however, following a disappointing stint that saw him go 1-5-0 with just six touchdowns.
After losing Matthew Stafford for the year to injury, the Los Angeles Rams brought in Mayfield for the final stretch. He displayed much better production and completed 63.6 percent of pass attempts for four touchdowns and two interceptions with a limited supporting cast.
The Bucs and their fans can only hope that Mayfield is getting the bad throws out of his system now, and that he’ll be ready for the meaningful games come September.
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