Baker Mayfield

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Quarterback #6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Baker Mayfield To Remain In Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield has reached a three-year extension with the organization. The former No. 1 overall pick has agreed to a three-year, $100 million extension. The deal reportedly includes $50 million in guaranteed money and Mayfield can earn up to $115 million over the next three seasons. This is a well-earned extension for Mayfield who did fantastic in his first year with Tampa Bay. Mayfield threw for over 4,000 yards with 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while leading the team to a postseason victory. The Bucs have already brought back Mike Evans and now Mayfield as they look to defend their division title.

Mar 10, 2024 5:33 PM EST


Patriots Could Be In Play For Baker Mayfield

New England Patriots personnel leader Eliot Wolf and newly hired Alonzo Highsmith both played a pivotal role in drafting quarterback Baker Mayfield first overall five years ago when they were with the Cleveland Browns, which has ESPN's Jeremy Fowler connecting the dots and suggesting that the Patriots could look to sign Mayfield in free agency this offseason. The Patriots could sign a veteran signal-caller like Mayfield and then trade the third overall pick in this year's NFL draft for more draft capital, which is desperately needed. If the Minnesota Vikings end up re-signing quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) to a long-term extension, Mayfield will be the top free-agent QB on the market after his career-best season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2023.

Mar 3, 2024 2:08 PM EST



Falcons In Play For Baker Mayfield?

Right now it looks likely that impending free-agent quarterback Baker Mayfield will re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, but NFL Network's Tom Pelissero mentions the Atlanta Falcons as a dark-horse candidate to get involved. Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said that re-signing Mayfield is an "extremely high priority" after the former first overall pick had the best season of his career in Tampa in 2023. New Falcons head coach Raheem Morris and offensive coordinator Zac Robinson know Mayfield from his short stint with the Rams at the end of 2022. Atlanta is seriously looking to upgrade the QB position this offseason over Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke, and Mayfield would represent an upgrade. However, all signs are pointing to the Bucs and Mayfield running it back in 2024.

Mar 1, 2024 2:00 PM EST


Buccaneers, Baker Mayfield Begin Extension Talks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and impending free-agent quarterback Baker Mayfield have started "preliminary talks about a new contract" this offseason. General manager Jason Licht is expected to meet with Mayfield's representation during the NFL scouting combine next week. After the 28-year-old Mayfield had a career season in his first year in Tampa in 2023, it's expected that there is mutual interest in a reunion for 2024 and beyond. Mayfield had a career-high 4,044 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and even led the Bucs to a wild-card playoff victory over the Eagles. The former No. 1 overall pick won't have offensive coordinator Dave Canales working with him in 2024, though, and there's a possibility he'll also lose top wideout Mike Evans in free agency. Mayfield's fantasy appeal as a solid QB2 would take a big hit if he doesn't have Evans to rely on.

Feb 23, 2024 2:05 PM EST


Buccaneers Expected To Pursue Extension With Baker Mayfield

Despite offensive coordinator Dave Canales' departure to become the head coach of the Carolina Panthers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still expected to pursue a contract extension as quarterback Baker Mayfield enters free agency in 2024, according to a league source. Mayfield is coming off his best season in the NFL, completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 4,044 yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while leading the team to the playoffs in his first year in Tampa. Hiring Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen as Canales' replacement could help with retaining Mayfield, as the two overlapped late in the 2022 season with the Rams. Either way, Mayfield is going to be playing for his seventh different offensive coordinator in his seventh NFL season in 2024.

Feb 3, 2024 1:08 PM EST



Baker Mayfield Throws Three Touchdowns In Loss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield saw his 2023 season come to an end, but he went down swinging. Mayfield completed 26-of-41 passing attempts for 349 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions. Mayfield and the Bucs' offense continued to fight until the end. They had a chance to tie the game on the final drive, but Mayfield threw an interception to end the comeback bid. Despite that, this season was a success for Mayfield and the Bucs. Mayfield came into the season competing for the starting quarterback gig. Now, Mayfield is looking for a multi-year deal after throwing for over 4,000 passing yards with 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during the regular season. It sounds like there is mutual interest between the Bucs and Mayfield. It remains to be seen if the two sides will strike a deal this offseason.

Jan 21, 2024 9:01 PM EST


Bucs, Baker Mayfield Have Mutual Interest In 2024 Reunion

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Baker Mayfield have mutual interest in him returning to the team for the 2024 season, and his emergence this season has led NFL teams to inquire about offensive coordinator Dave Canales. Mayfield signed a one-year, prove-it deal with Tampa for the 2023 campaign and had the best season of his career, throwing for a career-high 4,044 yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 17 regular-season starts while leading the Bucs to a Divisional Round appearance on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Because of the strong season, Mayfield could cash in with a big QB contract, but the Buccaneers also have the option to use the franchise tag on him. He'll also receive $250,000 per playoff win, so he could become a lot richer on Sunday with a second straight playoff victory over Detroit.

Jan 21, 2024 12:59 PM EST


Baker Mayfield Looks To Stay Hot

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ribs, ankle) is good to go ahead of Sunday's playoff game against the Detroit Lions. Mayfield is coming into this game dealing with multiple nagging injuries, but appears ready to go. Last weekend, Mayfield threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The biggest fear for fantasy managers is that Mayfield isn't at 100 percent health yet. He was able to get the job done against the shaky Eagles defense. However, Mayfield could have a tougher time finding success against the Lions this weekend. That being said, Mayfield will be a cheap DFS option, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect another 300-yard performance.

Jan 19, 2024 9:44 PM EST


Baker Mayfield Practicing In Full

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ankle, ribs) was a full participant in the team's first practice of the week on Wednesday. Mayfield tweaked his ankle in the Week 18 regular season finale but played in Monday night's wild-card win over the Philadelphia Eagles and had a great game, going 22-for-36 for 337 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. The tough 28-year-old signal-caller won't have any issues being ready to suit for the Divisional Round contest in Detroit against the Lions on Sunday, and he'll be an interesting low-cost DFS sleeper at the QB position for the second straight week in another friendly matchup in the dome in Detroit. In the game against the Lions way back in Week 6, Mayfield had only 206 passing yards with no touchdowns and an interception.

Jan 17, 2024 4:45 PM EST


Baker Mayfield Booms In Second Career Playoff Win

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 22 of his 36 passing attempts for 337 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions in the Wild Card win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He earned his second career playoff win and a trip to the Divisional Round to face the Detroit Lions. Detroit surrendered the second-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks during the regular season, setting Mayfield up for another potential big game on Sunday. He failed to throw a touchdown in the Week 6 meeting at Tampa Bay, so he'll hope to turn it around this time.

Jan 16, 2024 9:23 AM EST


Baker Mayfield Officially Active Against Eagles

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ankle, ribs), who was questionable to play in Monday night's wild-card playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles, is officially active. Mayfield tweaked his ankle in Week 18 against the Carolina Panthers but was able to practice last week and was fully expected to play in the first round of the playoffs. The 28-year-old is one of the tougher QBs in the league and had the best season of his career in his first year in Tampa, but he's heading into this contest with two straight down performances. Mayfield certainly won't be 100 percent on Monday night, but he has a great chance for a bounce-back performance in the wild-card playoff game against an Eagles defense that has seen a big decline in all aspects after making a Super Bowl run last year.

Jan 15, 2024 6:59 PM EST


Baker Mayfield Expected To Play On Monday

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ankle, ribs) is currently listed as questionable ahead of Monday's playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Mayfield has been dealing with a ribs issue for some time now, but recently picked up an ankle injury. He was able to hobble his way through the regular season finale, but didn't look like himself. Mayfield was a limited participant during Friday's practice, but is still expected to suit up for this game. However, it's unknown what version of Mayfield we're going to get in this game. He probably won't be fully healthy, which means he'll be a risky DFS option. Although, even a banged up Mayfield is still a better option than having Kyle Trask under center.

Jan 13, 2024 6:12 PM EST


Baker Mayfield Considered Questionable For Monday

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ankle, ribs) is listed as questionable heading into Monday's Wild-Card contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. The veteran signal-caller didn't participate in walkthrough on Thursday and was a limited participant during Friday's practice. He comes into this game dealing with two nagging injuries. Mayfield hobbled his way through the regular season finale, but he didn't look too good on the field. There is no doubt that Mayfield will want to play in this postseason contest. However, it remains to be seen if he's physically able to suit up. If active, Mayfield would be a risky DFS option given that he's unlikely to be at 100 percent. Otherwise, Kyle Trask would be under center for the Bucs, which would be a huge downgrade for this offense.

Jan 13, 2024 4:48 PM EST


Baker Mayfield Limited In Thursday's Practice

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ankle, ribs) was listed as a limited participant in the team's practice on Thursday. Mayfield was a non-participant on Wednesday after injuring his ankle in the Week 18 win over the Carolina Panthers. With one more day of practice leading up to Monday night's wild-card playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles, it would be a huge surprise if Mayfield wasn't ready to play in the first round of the playoffs. The 28-year-old heads into the postseason coming off two down performances in a row, but luckily he'll have one of the best matchups for a QB on wild-card weekend against an Eagles defense that allowed the second-most fantasy points per game (20.8) to the QB position in 2033, behind only the Washington Commanders. Mayfield is a worthwhile low-cost DFS sleeper this week.

Jan 12, 2024 5:04 PM EST


Baker Mayfield Listed As DNP With Multiple Injuries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ankle, ribs) is dealing with multiple injuries heading into the wild-card playoff game on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles and was listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice. Mayfield has been gutting through some injuries the past couple weeks and picked up a new one this past Sunday in the Week 18 win over the Carolina Panthers. The 28-year-old is fully expected to play on Monday night, but the Bucs are clearly giving him some extra time off heading into the playoffs. He hasn't looked very good the last two weeks following a strong stretch of play. The good news is he'll be faced with one of the best matchups for a QB during wild-card weekend, which will make him a heavy consideration as a DF sleeper at a lower cost against Philly.

Jan 11, 2024 6:51 PM EST


Baker Mayfield Battles His Way To Victory

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ribs, ankle) did what he could during Sunday's regular season finale against the Carolina Panthers. Mayfield came into the game with a serious ribs injury. He also picked up an ankle injury during the first quarter of Sunday's game. Mayfield played through the issues, but it wasn't a pretty performance. He completed 20-of-32 passing attempts for 137 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the win. Mayfield was barely able to move out there, but got the job done and led the Bucs to the postseason. However, the Bucs won't have much of a chance in the playoffs if Mayfield isn't healthy.

Jan 7, 2024 7:42 PM EST


Baker Mayfield Active For Week 18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ribs) is officially active for Week 18 versus the Carolina Panthers. He had been listed as questionable but was trending in the right direction ahead of kickoff. Mayfield's official status mirrors optimism from head coach Todd Bowles, who said, "He'll be ready to go on Sunday." Fantasy managers and Buccaneers fans alike will hope that Mayfield can bounce back after throwing a pair of interceptions in last week's loss to the New Orleans Saints. He ranks as a mid-range QB2 in most fantasy leagues.

Jan 7, 2024 11:34 AM EST


Baker Mayfield Expected To Play In Week 18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ribs) is expected to play in Week 18 versus the Carolina Panthers. He had been listed as questionable but was trending in the right direction after he logged a full practice on Friday. Furthermore, head coach Todd Bowles showed optimism on the quarterback's status, saying, "He'll be ready to go on Sunday." Fantasy managers and Buccaneers fans alike will hope that Mayfield can bounce back after throwing a pair of interceptions in last week's loss. He ranks as a mid-range QB2 in most fantasy leagues.

Jan 7, 2024 8:05 AM EST


Baker Mayfield Listed As Questionable

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (ribs) is listed as questionable for the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers despite receiving a questionable tag on the final injury report on Friday. Head coach Todd Bowles said on Friday that Mayfield is a "full-go" and will start in a must-win game this weekend on the road in Carolina. The 28-year-old signal-caller came out of the Week 17 loss to the New Orleans Saints with some sore ribs, but he'll tough it out and suit up on Sunday in hopes of leading the Bucs to another NFC South title. It won't be a great matchup on the road coming off a lackluster performance, but Mayfield has a little more sleeper appeal in DFS with several other big-name QBs being rested in the regular season finale.

Jan 5, 2024 1:27 PM EST


Baker Mayfield Good To Go For Week 18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said that quarterback Baker Mayfield (ribs) is good to go for the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Mayfield didn't appear limited at all in practice on Friday and will start in a game the Buccaneers need to win in order to lock up the NFC South title. He'll most likely be removed from the team's final injury report on Friday. At best, the 28-year-old will be a DFS sleeper at the QB position this weekend against an underrated Panthers defense on the road. Mayfield does have two 300-yard games in his last three contests and will have more fantasy appeal this weekend with several high-end signal-callers being rested. His availability is also great news for those looking to use receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in DFS lineups.

Jan 5, 2024 12:28 PM EST