The Baker Mayfield era is over for the Los Angeles Rams. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing Mayfield to a one-year contract worth up to $8.5 million, enough reason to think that the team will give him a chance to start.
Right now, the only other QB on the Bucs roster would be third-year pro Kyle Trask, a late second round pick in 2021 out of Florida. Now Mayfield gets a fourth team in less than a year, having gone from the Browns to the Panthers to the Rams and now to the Bucs.
The #Bucs are finalizing a deal with former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2023
Mayfield finished his fifth NFL season strong after landing with the #Rams. Now he gets a chance to take over for Tom Brady in Tampa, and is still only 27. pic.twitter.com/yeNIrndN7E
Mayfield helped pull off a miracle by beating the Las Vegas Raiders only a few days after being claimed on waivers from Carolina. He came into the game in relief of John Wolford and finished out a win on Thursday Night Football. He also led a blowout win over the Denver Broncos. Now he’s going to try to become a true starter again.