Baker Mayfield Is So Down Bad That The Panthers Have Him Playing Defense In Practice

Getty Image


Baker Mayfield is going through a rough period in Carolina.

Earlier this week, Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks announced they were benching a healthy Mayfield in favor of PJ Walker.

“We’ve seen over the last couple of weeks, with (Walker) putting the time in … he’s shown that he can handle certain things,” Wilks said. “So I’m very pleased.”

“Baker, to me, has been the ultimate, ultimate pro,” “As a guy who I know personally being around him and knowing that he is such a competitor. All these guys wanna play. And they should. I mean, that’s their mentality. But he’s supported PJ on and off the field. And to see him do what he did—just a testament to who he is as a person.”

Things have gotten so bad for Mayfield that he’s playing defensive end for the scout team defense in practice.

Fans had interesting reactions to Baker playing scout team defense in practice.

Jorge avatar
Brobible sports editor. Jorge is a Miami native and lifelong Heat fan. He has been covering the NBA, MLB and NFL professionally for almost 10 years, specializing in digital media. Email: jorge@brobible.com