Fans Riled Up After Carolina Panthers Spark Baker Mayfield Interest; Browns Exit Finally Happening?

Published 06/15/2022, 2:00 PM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 25: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns leaves the field following a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Browns 24-22. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Fans’ reactions poured in after reports surfaced on Carolina Panthers’ urgency to trade for Baker Mayfield. The Browns’ quarterback is set for a trade to Carolina Panthers to get him to train during the minicamp. However, how much the teams will be required to pay and his overall salary remains an issue.

Reacting to these reports, fans went haywire to express their feelings about the trade. As a result, one user wrote, “Panthers might be the most desperate team in the NFL… looking for answers in all wring places.”

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Similarly, Twitter fans never hold back when it comes to the NFL, and especially trade talks. Baker‘s record with the Cleveland Browns has been impressive, although last season may have been severely underwhelming in accordance to the standards they set for themselves. He scored 26 touchdowns in 2020 and 17 TDs in the 2021 season.

Twitter’s overwhelming reaction to Panthers’ trade for Baker Mayfield

Panthers have been interested in striking a deal with Cleveland but have been hesitant to pay Mayfield’s full salary. It is estimated to be $18.86 million next season after the Browns exercised the fifth-year option on the quarterback’s rookie contract.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 15: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns gets ready to run onto the field prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

More fan reactions poured on this transfer news. A user said, “If they want him so bad then they should pay his salary. The Browns can straight up keep him if [they] wanted to because how much cap room they have.”

Following the trade talks, the Browns’ HC gave a free pass to Mayfield to miss their minicamp. However, with the camp underway and no trade finalised, it will be difficult for the QB to adjust to a new team with the preseason games starting soon.

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Another user poured in a reaction to the trade talks. The tweet read, “Lol they don’t want to pay 18 Millie for a supposed starter? Franchise QBs getting 30-45 milli a year. When u want someone.. you make it happen.”

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As more information unfurls related to Baker’s transfer, fans are getting excited to see if he finally lands at the Panthers. What do you think of this deal?

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Ayush Jha

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Ayush Jha is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is a current graduate of the University of Delhi and has worked on publishing academic research in the past. To fulfill his enthusiasm for covering sports, he started following the NFL and developed a keen interest.

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