Panthers to Release Baker Mayfield, per Report
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The Panthers announced that they released quarterback Baker Mayfield on Monday. The move was first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who added that Mayfield requested to be released. He will be placed under waivers.
After being traded by the Browns during the offseason, Mayfield was named the Week 1 starter for the Panthers while Sam Darnold was injured. But the team never found consistency, and coach Matt Rhule was fired in October.
The Panthers are 4-8 and have used three different starting signal-callers this year: Mayfield, Darnold and PJ Walker. Mayfield played in six of the team’s most games, leading to a record of 1-5. In seven appearances this season, Mayfield tallied 1,313 passing yards, six touchdown passes and six interceptions. He completed 57.8% of his passes.
Walker, Darnold and rookie Matt Corral, who is on injured reserve, are the remaining quarterbacks on Carolina’s roster.
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