Panthers release Baker Mayfield 5 months after trading for him


Baker Mayfield’s experiment with the Carolina Panthers is over.

The Carolinas released the former Cleveland Browns overall pick at No. 1. team announced Monday morning. The decision comes almost five months after the Panthers traded a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick to the Browns for Mayfield.

The move is surprising given the trade’s proximity, as Mayfield’s first season with the Panthers proved to be a tumultuous one.

Although he started the season as a starter for the Panthers in the first week, Mayfield tossed between the team’s first, second, and third picks as a quarterback. He went 1-4 as a starter before an ankle injury sidelined him for a week and he lost the starting job to PJ Walker. Mayfield did not feature again until Week 9, when he came on for Walker in the second half, then returned to the starting lineup in Week 11. returned from a pre-season ankle injury.

Mayfield ended his time with the Panthers with the lowest career completion percentage (57.8%), yards per game (187.6) and just six touchdowns with six interceptions.

Baker Mayfield will be looking for a new home five months after his Panthers' possession.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Baker Mayfield will be looking for a new home five months after his Panthers are in office. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)