Browns will see Baker Mayfield in Week 1

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The Browns and Baker Mayfield are finally parting ways, but they won’t have to wait long before they see each other again.

Mayfield is set to join the Panthers after the Browns agreed to trade him to the NFC South team for a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick on Wednesday. He’ll officially join his new club once he passes a physical and then he’ll turn his attention toward trying to secure the starting quarterback job for Week 1.

The chances of Mayfield outlasting Sam Darnold and rookie Matt Corral seem good, which means that his first regular season snaps for Carolina will come against the Browns. The Panthers will be hosting the AFC North club at 1 p.m. ET on the first Sunday of the regular season.

While Mayfield now looks like he’s on track to start, things remain cloudy for the Browns. Deshaun Watson‘s disciplinary hearing with the league wrapped up last week and he could be suspended to open the year. As of now, that would leave Jacoby Brissett and Josh Dobbs as quarterback options for Cleveland.

15 responses to “Browns will see Baker Mayfield in Week 1

  1. I hope Baker puts 4 TD’s through the air on the Browns. That’ll teach em’

  2. If it’s the 4th quarter and the Panthers are leading by 25 or more, I have a feeling Mayfield will be throwing on every down to try to hang 50 on the Browns.

  3. Myles Garrett will feast on that bad Panthers offensive line. It won’t end well for Baker.

  4. A conditional 2024 fifth-round pick? What they couldn’t just do it for the proverbial bag of balls?

  5. I would love for the Carolina Paper Tigers to run the score up on Cleveland. Onsides kicks instead of kickoffs. Just score at will – go for two each time. The defense should be all over which clown Cleveland puts back there. It could be like Christmas in September.

  6. Mayfield or Darnold at QB in week 1 makes little difference. Panthers’ QB will be like Justin Fields last year.

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