Report: Carolina Panthers acquire Baker Mayfield from Cleveland Browns

Jonathan Sherman
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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After months of uncertainty, NFL quarterback Baker Mayfield finally has a new home.

According to a Wednesday report, Mayfield is being traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Carolina Panthers.

The deal is for a conditional fifth-round draft pick.

When Mayfield was drafted by the Browns, he was seen as a possible savior for the franchise. His career got off to a hot start, but he started to struggle as his career went on.

The death knell of his career in Cleveland came earlier this year when the Browns executed a massive trade for Deshaun Watson.

Mayfield made it clear that he wanted a trade shortly after the Watson deal took place.

In Carolina, Mayfield will surely look to reignite his career and prove to his critics that he deserves to be a starter in the NFL.

His primary competitors for the starting job on the Panthers will be Sam Darnold and rookie Matt Corral.

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Jonathan has worked as a sports writer covering NBA and NFL news since 2017. He's a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Vikings.