Baker Mayfield is “truly impressed” with the Bucs receivers

NFL: MAR 20 Buccaneers Press Conference
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Last year, Baker Mayfield was traded from the Browns to the Panthers in July, which meant he didn’t get to start establishing chemistry with his receivers until training camp.

That’s different in 2023 now that Mayfield is with the Buccaneers, as he has the benefit of the full offseason program to build that rapport.

On Tuesday, Mayfield said he’s “truly impressed” with the talent at receiver, led by Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

“Obviously, we’ve got two great veterans,” Mayfield said in his press conference. “We’ve got a ton of speed, a lot of young speed. I’m just trying to get these guys to find their roles and find their place in this system. We talk about the speed that we have — our tight ends can roll, as well. We’re excited about what we can be with all of the weapons that we have.”

When asked specifically about Evans, Mayfield said he thinks people can disregard the receiver’s speed.

“He’s obviously a taller receiver and a longer guy, but he can still move,” Mayfield said. “His speed will catch you off guard. He is a special player and has been for a long time, so I am excited to get to play with him.”

As for Godwin, Mayfield said, “He’s got that fearlessness to run across the middle and make these catches and go out and dig people in in the blocking game.”

All of Tampa Bay’s offensive players are learning a new scheme under coordinator Dave Canales. Mayfield likes how receivers will be put in different spots to help exploit matchups.

“That’s the greatest part about this system is it puts people in positions to keep the defense off guard,” Mayfield said. “Those guys will line up in the slot. Our tight ends will go out wide and we will do certain things to get tells in the defense. All of our skill players are smart enough to be able to handle that and do it at a high level.”

5 responses to “Baker Mayfield is “truly impressed” with the Bucs receivers

  1. better be productive with them right out of the gates or Evans and Godwin will be traded before the season is over. I could see KC making a move for one or the even the Jets or a team that loses someone early on.

  2. The real question is how impressed are the Bucs receivers in Mayfield! My guess is when this season is over many in the Bucs organization will be looking for new jobs!

  3. As a football fan, I love Mike evans. Does not get enough national attention. From the outside, seems incredibly consistent and professional. And he’s a darned good WR. Massively underappreciated.

  4. Baker is exactly what Bucs need and Bucs are exactly what Baker needs. Give him a fair chance and he will give you what he gave Oklahoma fans for 4 years. Don’t care what level this is, he is a warrior. Trask is not close to Bakers ability and only Florida bias would argue that.

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