NFL Fans Are Rejoicing After Baker Mayfield Saga Finally Ends With A Trade To The Carolina Panthers

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  • Baker Mayfield’s ongoing standoff with the Cleveland Browns is finally over.
  • The former No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft was traded to the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday.
  • NFL fans are overjoyed that they don’t have to hear about the trade anymore.

Our long national nightmare is over!

After what felt like a year-long saga where he was linked to the Carolina Panthers, the Seattle Seahawks, and then the Panthers again, Baker Mayfield has found a home.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft is headed to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2024 draft.

Mayfield is expected to be the starter in Carolina.

The Browns and Mayfield had a rocky relationship throughout his four-year run with the team. He led Cleveland to an 11-5 record and their first playoff appearance since 2002 in 2020. But he took a step back in 2021, throwing for just 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in an injury-riddled season where he went 6-8 as the starter.

Cleveland then traded for Deshaun Watson, which appeared to put a cap on Mayfield’s run as the team’s starting signal caller. While Watson may not be eligible to play for the Browns in 2022, Mayfield made it clear that he had no plans of staying.

Fans across the league seemed happy that the messy situation has finally been resolved.

Oh, and the Panthers week one opponent is none other than the Browns.

Meanwhile, over on the left coast…

Jimmy G will have his salvation some day. Just maybe not someday soon.