Thursday, February 9

Why the Browns-Panthers Baker Mayfield Trade Fell Apart, per Report

Despite requesting a trade and expecting to be moved elsewhere, quarterback Baker Mayfield remains on the Browns as the offseason begins to wind down.

Last weekend, the Panthers and Browns seemed to be trending toward a Mayfield trade. However, ESPN’s Jake Trotter reports that the two sides were never close to completing the deal. According to Trotter, neither side wanted to pay the majority of Mayfield’s nearly $19 million salary he is set to make in 2022.

By not finding a middle ground to pay the money, Carolina decided to trade up and select Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral in the third round instead.

After day two of the draft, Carolina general manager Scott Fitterer told the media they were officially “out of the market” for a veteran quarterback. The expectation is now that Corral will battle it out against Panther quarterback Sam Darnold for the starting job in training camp.

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