Panthers select Matt Corral after trade talks about Baker Mayfield reportedly stalled

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The Panthers entered Friday without any draft picks in the second or third rounds. They ended up with one, creating one of the biggest headlines of the night.

The Panthers traded up to select Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral with the 94th overall choice. Carolina traded pick No. 137 in this year’s draft and a 2023 third-rounder in return.

The selection came soon after a report from Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports that talks between the Panthers and Browns about veteran quarterback Baker Mayfield, which had “heated up” earlier in the night, now are “halted.” According to Robinson, the teams were not able to come to terms on dividing up Mayfield’s $18.8 million in guaranteed money for next season.

The number of teams interested in a trade for Mayfield are dwindling.

With Sam Darnold, P.J. Walker and now Corral, the Panthers now would appear out on Mayfield.

Corral became the fourth quarterback off the board, with only Pitt’s Kenny Pickett going in the first two rounds. Desmond Ridder and Malik Willis went ahead of Corral in the third round.

Corral, 23, made 27 starts in his college career and threw 57 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

28 responses to “Panthers select Matt Corral after trade talks about Baker Mayfield reportedly stalled

  1. Browns are a joke. They had SOMEONE who was interested in Baker and blew it. MAYFIELD’s agents blew it too by not saying we’ll eat part of the contract also to get him out of Cleveland,

  2. Overplayed their hand… now they get to pay his entire salary and he goes wherever he wants after they cut him.

  3. Baker WAS NEVER going to Carolina. Enough with that nonsense he’s staying in Cleveland, because they’re asking for the world, and teams know they can wait them out, and eventually the asking price is going to come way way down. When that happens Baker will be traded, and it’s going to be to Seattle that’s where he’s going

  4. IF there were ever any real talks between Panthers and Browns…

    Anyway, the weakness of this qb class left one for the Panthers after all… be interesting if it pans out!

  5. Cleveland it’s time to focus on the Seahawks. Mayfield to Seattle for a 4th rounder next year and a 50/50 salary split.

  6. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    April 29, 2022 at 11:18 pm
    Browns are a joke. They had SOMEONE who was interested in Baker and blew it.
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    Not exactly, there was someone on the other end, who had a second thought about committing to a short and non athletic QB who did reach his ceiling against Big Ben at 50% of his capacity.

  7. Hmmm trade for an egotistical $18 mil guaranteed QB who you get for one year, or draft a QB who you get for 4 years at $600k per year. Tough decision

  8. No team with an ounce of intelligence will pay the Browns $1 of Mayfield’s guaranteed salary. Why would they? The Browns have NO leverage; there’s 0.00% chance he’s playing in Cleveland next year. Whatever team gets Baker will pay him the required league minimum and the Browns will be responsible for every other dollar of what he’s guaranteed under the CBA. The Browns are insulting teams if they’re asking them to pay one dime. The Browns should take whatever draft pick(s) then can get and not even bring up salary. If they don’t do this tomorrow, they’ll end up cutting him for no draft picks and still be liable for the salary less the league minimum that some other team signs him for. Just trade him for whatever you can get and move on.

  9. riverhorsey says:
    April 29, 2022 at 11:42 pm
    Good for Mayfield now he can get cut and pick his destination
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    Sure but as a backup

  10. Browns have no intent on paying a QB to play for someone else period and Watsons contract is structured in a way that they can keep Baker the entire season. That means the likeliness he gets cut is none and impossible. If a team wants him they’re going to have to pay up. People seem to not get that Baker wants out of Cleveland but unless a team trades for him Cleveland is on the hook for him so they have all the leverage.

    Baker should have just swallowed his pride and played out his last year like Sam Darnold is. He did this to himself by thinking there was a team other than Cleveland willing to pay him 18 million guaranteed which we’re clearly seeing isn’t the case.

  11. Congrats Browns.. again, you overplayed your hand with Baker. Now it’s down to, what, one team that might* take him. If you all pay his full salary of course. Front Office blew this one, all the way.

  12. donnymacjack says:
    April 29, 2022 at 11:44 pm
    Cleveland it’s time to focus on the Seahawks. Mayfield to Seattle for a 4th rounder next year and a 50/50 salary split

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    Make it a 5th and a 60/40 split

  13. jonathankrobinson424 says:

    April 29, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Browns are a joke. They had SOMEONE who was interested in Baker and blew it. MAYFIELD’s agents blew it too by not saying we’ll eat part of the contract also to get him out of Cleveland,

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    Uhhh Mayfields agent blew nothing. This is again people being impatient. Carolina not only isnt his dream destination he would be walking into a situation where the current regime is on thin ice and is likely fired after the coming season meaning he would have no one in the organization backing him, why would a tone give up money for that 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  14. The best QB in the draft so you guys can give me all the thumbs down you want, and that is your right. But in a few years you will see I was right. They said they only had one QB with first round grade and as soon as they said that I was praying it was this young man. With that pick it would not surprise me if the next coach in Carolina was Lane Kiffin.

  15. Why would any team pick up half of Baker’s salary? Wait for him to get cut. The Browns front office can’t break the cycle of ineptitude.

  16. Mayfield blows. Nobody wants him. He’s a bust. Time to go back to Norman and sign Sooner jerseys for the rest is his life

  17. So your telling me the Browns are back to being the “Browns” lol. With Watson going to be out for quite a few games why not just keep him? So what if he’s mad & sulks.

  18. Moneys no object to Haslam. Mayfield and his resultant dysfunction with OBJ submarined the Browns season and Haslam will soon not forget. Mayfield wii be held by the Browns well into this season and possibly all season. Let’s see how many takers there are for Baker after a season of rust. There is no way Baker will harm the Browns this season.

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