Panthers named possible landing spot for Baker Mayfield but not everyone is on board

Baker Mayfield (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Baker Mayfield (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Ian Rapoport thinks the Carolina Panthers may land Baker Mayfield but the Panthers don’t seem to high on the idea.

The Cleveland Browns are still looking to ship off Baker Mayfield to a new home, and Ian Rapoport is under the belief that the two teams most likely to get him are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers. The Buccaneers still have Tom Brady, but for how much younger? Mayfield is young and capable of being a starter. If you put him with the right coach he could succeed. The other team, the Panthers make more sense in the immediacy.

The Buccaneers would likely sit Mayfield, while the Panthers could start him on day one.

The problem is that Mayfield may not be wanted in Carolina if one of their receivers has something to say about it.

Former New York Jet and current Panther Robby Anderson is not on board with the Mayfield in Carolina bandwagon. The receiver made it known several times on social media that he would not like to play with Mayfield. He’s not the most popular quarterback, granted, but considering the state of Carolina’s quarterback room, it’s not like he wouldn’t come in and instantly be the best option they have.

The Panthers need Baker Mayfield more than they need Robby Anderson

By no means should anyone think Mayfield is Patrick Mahomes, but to the Panthers, he might as well be. Cam Newton is washed and can’t throw a ball anymore, while Sam Darnold maybe never could. Mayfield has had some good seasons and that isn’t a debate. He’s a better option than Darnold and Newton is only a headline player for his antiquated ideas.

If the Panthers had to pick, Mayfield makes more sense for them than Anderson. After all, Anderson played in 17 games last year and only had 519 yards in the air. The team is most reliant on Christian McCaffery but he’s been hurt a lot lately, so if you can bring in a gunslinger like Mayfield, you may have the makings of something great.

Assuming Matt Rhule isn’t running the offense.

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