Carolina Panthers receiver Robby Anderson has made it clear he doesn’t want his team to move on to buy Cleveland Browns full-back Baker Mayfield.
Anderson expressed his views on social media, commenting on several posts that pose the possibility of Mayfield to Carolina.
“Noooooo,” Anderson commented on a post stating that the most likely landing site for Mayfield is Carolina.
Anderson later doubled down, commenting “facts” on a post saying he didn’t want the former top pick as the Panthers quarterback.
Anderson’s comments could make things quite awkward if Mayfield is sent to Carolina. He’s been one of the team’s top picks in the passing game alongside DJ Moore, totally over 1,600 yards since landing in Carolina in 2020.
If Mayfield doesn’t go to Carolina, the team will either roll out Sam Darnold after a disappointing season or opt to buy one of the top rookies in its class with a general 6 pick.
Panthers named top landing spot for Baker Mayfield
The Panthers are currently the preferred contender to land Mayfield, for +300, according to SportsLine. That’s just ahead of the Seahawks (+450) and Lions (+600).
The fact that Mayfield landed with the Seahawks has been a consistent rumor since the Browns landed Deshaun Watson, although neither side presented their cards. Seattle has made a number of moves in midfield since parting ways with Russell Wilson through a blockbuster move this summer.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport doesn’t see the Seahawks as the most likely candidate in exchange for Mayfield, although QB named the NFC West team his most realistic landing spot during a podcast appearance this week. .
“He identified the Seahawks as his capable team,” Rapoport said on the Rich Eisen Show. “That was a bit of a surprise to me because I didn’t understand that the Seahawks were so interested. As for the salary, they don’t care that much. They added Drew Lock, they added [re-signed] Geno Smith, they can take a half off in the draft because I know they did a lot of homework. I think they had Desmond Ridder on Wednesday. ”
Rapoport considers the Panthers to be the most “likely” suitor for Mayfield.
“To me, the Carolina Panthers seem to be the most likely position for Baker Mayfield, or maybe a team that puts him in as a big-money backup, like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – that would make sense for him. with me,” said Rapoport.
Baker Mayfield feels disrespected by the Browns
The Browns have been trying to gain leverage in the Mayfield trade sweepstakes, which is difficult considering their situation. There are three other quarterbacks on the list, Deshaun Watson, Joshua Dobbs and Jacoby Brissett, and the relationship between Mayfield and the Browns is non-existent.
“What respects all will be personal opinion,” Mayfield said above YNK Podcast this week. “I feel disrespected, 100% because I was told one thing and they did another completely. That’s what I’m in between now. And you know what? ALRIGHT. I get it because I’ve had four different head coaches in four years, a bunch of different coordinators. ”
While the commercial market is virtually non-existent for Mayfield, it doesn’t have much to do with his talent. As mentioned, the Browns have very little leverage, and his salary of nearly $19 million has deterred some teams from asking. The most likely outcome for the Browns is for them to either eat some of his paycheck or attach draft picks to officially end the Mayfield era in Cleveland.
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