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.
— Mike Lacett (@mikelacett) November 2, 2022
Fans had interesting reactions to Baker playing scout team defense in practice.
A 3 point stance? Oh nah he’s finished 😭😭 https://t.co/ks7kIlengt
— Volume 2 (@SoloDahDon) November 3, 2022
They got Baker rushing the passer?!?! LMFAO https://t.co/REeO0vxfJr
— Will (@WillHayes_24) November 3, 2022