Wednesday Baker Mayfield The trade came after months of negotiations. The mid-June intensification of the Browns-Panthers talks appeared to lead to an agreement soon after, but the ball landed in midfield. Mayfield agreed to cut $3.5 million from his salary, appeasing the Panthers.
The teams sealed the deal nearly a month ago, according to CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones and former Brown general manager Michael Lombardi (Twitter links). Jones adds that in Mayfield’s slight pay cut offer, the Panthers pointed to the possibility that the previous No. 1 public pick could make the difference by boosting its value to the 2023 free agent market. Mayfield, which was tied to a $18.9 million salary, could recover the money from During Incentives 2022. Mayfield Follows Odell Beckham Jr. sacrifice some money To facilitate the exit of Brown.
Despite the interest in this intra-trade, Adds David Newton of ESPN.com The deal would still precede the Mayfield-Darnold competition. Mayfield will be preferred to win the Bootcamp Competition against the incumbent Sam Darnold, who was named two behind him in the 2018 draft. As for the conditional enlistment option that Brown will have, the former Mayfield team will need to be uprooted to beat Darnold. Selection will be upgraded to fourth player 2024 if Mayfield plays at least 70% of Panthers shots, Joe Pearson of the Athletic Tweets. Otherwise, it will become the fifth.
The winner of this fight will take over the Panthers who can have a much better offensive line – one that has added a left tackle Ikem EconoCenter Bradley Bozeman and guarding Austin Corbettwhich the Browns picked one round after Mayfield in 2018 – compared to the 2021 release and the receiving Legion for DJ MoreAnd the Robbie Anderson And 2021 second round Terrace Marshall Jr healthy potential Christian McCaffrey He’s ridiculed the Panthers and their fan base for two years now, but the return of the former All-Pro team is making a comeback as well. It looks like Mayfield is planning to gather the Panther players for a pre-camp workout, Newton Tweets.
In enlistment, Brown was not willing to pay more than $3 million in Mayfield’s salary. They ended up moving to $10.5 million. The Panthers Didn’t Want to Pay Mayfield More Than $5 Million, Albert Breer of SI.com TweetsThis resulted in a request for a salary reduction. But the Panthers managed to add a former No. 1 pick, and resisted the temptation to land on one of this year’s potential QB prospect with the No. 6 pick – which became Ekwonu.
While Mayfield’s pay cut and the Panthers agreeing to cover a portion of the cost save the Browns upwards of $8 million in cap space, that still represents a significant relegation to the Cleveland quarterback position – for at least 2022. Brown has gone from the 2022 reality of publishing Healthier Mayfield to trotting Deshaun Watson – After a short comment – To face the possibility Jacobi Brisset Required for a full season of QB1 action. Brown did not Expect Watson to be suspended for a season – that became in the NFL Ban is preferred – When they traded for him, and it didn’t look like they nor Mayfield were making their way Towards repairing the relationship.
As noted previously, a Jimmy Garoppolo The trade was not good for the leopards. They made reservations About 49ers QB . injuries Based on extensive negotiation over the Mayfield contract, they did not receive Garoppolo’s $24.2 million salary. Carolina viewed Mayfield as a higher option than Garoppolo, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo.com (on Twitter). Wednesday’s deal cost Garoppolo, who has suffered more injuries than Mayfield over the past four seasons, a major landing spot. The 49 players may now need to wait for a training camp injury to dump Garoppolo on a deal. Expect some residents of the NFL San Francisco to simply release Garoppolowhose basic salary becomes guaranteed in the first week.
It makes sense that Seattle would be a Garoppolo destination, but chatter from the Pacific Northwest continues to focus on the ongoing Drew Lock–Jeno Smith Competition. The Seahawks had a “lukewarm interest” in acquiring Mayfield, Bob Condota notes from The Seattle Times. Although Brown’s move from Mayfield to Brissett represents a rating drop, the Seahawks move from Russell Wilson Either Lock or Smith will skip it. The Broncos giving up their 2023 first- and second-round picks give the Seahawks options next year – what is expected to be a better draft midfield – but the team appears on the threshold of giving Wilson’s old job for a tightly vetted pass.
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