The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their answer at quarterback now that Tom Brady is retired. The team signed former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield to a one-year, $8.5 million deal Wednesday, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Mayfield, 27, got off to a rough start after leaving the Cleveland Browns last season. Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers in July and opened the season as the team’s starter. He went 1-4 before getting hurt during the team’s Week 5 game. Mayfield was mostly used as a backup by Carolina after that, though was thrust back into the starting lineup in Week 11 after P.J. Walker got hurt.
In December, the team released Mayfield. He was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Rams and led a game-winning drive with his new team just days after joining it. Mayfield showed improved numbers with Los Angeles, though that fourth-quarter drive remained the high point of his tenure with the franchise.
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