NFL trade rumor: Buccaneers finalizing one year deal with QB Baker Mayfield as replacement for Tom Brady

In the world of NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are setting their sights on a potential successor to their star quarterback, Tom Brady. The news of the team’s acquisition of former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield has been making waves across the sports community, and for a good reason. The Bucs are finalizing a deal with Mayfield, who will be signing a one-year contract with the team, worth up to $8.5 million.


Mayfield, drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns in 2018, had a strong start to his career but struggled in his second year. However, he bounced back in the 2020 season, leading the Browns to the playoffs for the first time in 18 years.

In the wild-card round, he threw three touchdown passes against the Steelers, leading the Browns to their first playoff win in 26 years and their first postseason road win since 1969. Despite this success, Mayfield had a rocky relationship with Odell Beckham Jr. and was eventually traded to the Carolina Panthers last year.

Why did The Relation between Baker Mayfield and the Carolina Panthers Have To End?

Mayfield’s time with the Carolina Panthers was less than stellar. He started six games but was benched after five games due to poor performance. He started one more game in Week 11 before being released by the team.

Baker Mayfield

Mayfield’s luck changed when the Rams claimed him off waivers and played him in a game against the Raiders just three days later. He led the Rams to an improbable victory, throwing the game-winning touchdown pass in the final seconds.

Mayfield’s Future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mayfield will now have a chance to revive his career with the Buccaneers, where he will have the opportunity to replace a legend like Tom Brady. He won’t have a chance for revenge against the Browns next season, but he will face the Panthers, his former team, twice in 2023.

With Mayfield joining the Buccaneers and Derek Carr joining the Saints, the NFC South will have a different feel, with every team in the division adding a new quarterback this offseason. The Panthers are also expected to pick a quarterback in the first round of the draft.

Baker Mayfield’s arrival in Tampa Bay is a sign of exciting changes in the NFL world. With his talent and determination, Mayfield is sure to make his mark on the league and the Buccaneers as they aim for another Super Bowl victory.

Urjoshyee Ushba

226 articles


Leave a Comment