Panthers release QB Baker Mayfield
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WMBF) - Baker Mayfield’s time in Charlotte is being cut short.
The Carolina Panthers released the former first-overall draft pick on Monday after the team named Sam Darnold the starter for this Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
The news was first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The team sent a 2024 conditional fifth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for Mayfield back in July. That came after Cleveland acquired Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans.
Mayfield started in just six games for the Panthers this season, throwing six touchdowns and six interceptions and just over 1,300 yards. He also missed time with a high ankle sprain but did play in the team’s Week 11 loss at Baltimore. Carolina went 1-5 with Mayfield starting under center.
The Browns selected Mayfield with the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft after his Heisman Trophy-winning campaign at Oklahoma the year prior.
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