Posted on: August 23, 2023, 09:10h.
Final up to date on: August 23, 2023, 09:57h.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will begin Baker Mayfield at quarterback in Week 1 once they play the Minnesota Vikings within the season opener.
Mayfield edged out Kyle Trask because the beginning quarterback. Head coach Todd Bowles tapped Mayfield to start the season as Tom Brady’s successor.
I’ve simply obtained to steer like I understand how, and the true factor is correct across the nook,” mentioned Mayfield. “It’s an thrilling time.”
Mayfield, 28, was the #1 choose within the 2018 NFL Draft. He had a storied collegiate profession with Oklahoma and gained the Heisman Trophy in 2017. Many NFL scouts believed Mayfield lacked the bodily attributes to be an NFL quarterback, however that didn’t deter the Cleveland Browns from taking a flier on him with the primary choose within the draft.
Mayfield led the Browns to an 11-5 document and one playoff victory in 2020. The Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers within the first spherical of the playoffs, however misplaced to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the divisional spherical. That was their high-water mark underneath Mayfield. They went 8-9 in 2021 and missed the playoffs after Mayfield sustained a shoulder harm.
In 59 video games with the Browns, Mayfield was 29-30 as a starter. He threw 92 touchdowns and 68 interceptions whereas finishing 61.6% of his passes.
Final Likelihood for Mayfield
The Browns gave up on Mayfield and went all-in on Deshaun Watson final summer time. They traded Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers, the place he was anticipated to compete for a beginning job with Sam Darnold.
When Darnold suffered an ankle harm in preseason, Mayfield was tapped because the starter. In six begins with the Panthers, Mayfield was 1-5 earlier than he was benched in favor of Darnold. The Panthers reduce Mayfield in December.
The Los Angeles Rams signed Mayfield late within the season when Matthew Stafford went down with an harm. Mayfield went 1-3 as a starter with the Rams, and gained his first begin on “Thursday Evening Soccer” in a comeback win in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders. Regardless of the preliminary success, Mayfield misplaced his subsequent three begins.
Mayfield was a free agent within the offseason and headed to Tampa Bay after Tom Brady retired, for good,