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Top Baker Mayfield News

  • Panthers' Baker Mayfield: Makes Carolina debut

    Mayfield completed four of seven passes for 45 yards in Saturday's 23-21 preseason win over the Commanders.

    Mayfield started the game and led the offense to a field goal on his only possession. He connected for gains of 19 and 15 yards with Shi Smith and also dumped off a few passes to fullback Giovanni Ricci to account for most of his yardage. It was a relatively positive appearance for Mayfield as he battles for the starting job in Carolina with Sam Darnold. However, after the game, coach Matt Rhule said that no decision has been made about the Week 1 starter, per Augusta Stone of the Panthers' official site.

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  • Panthers' Baker Mayfield: Starting Saturday

    Mayfield will start Saturday's preseason contest against the Commanders.

    Mayfield is currently embroiled in a battle for the starting QB job with Sam Darnold, but it does appear as if the former Browns signal caller has the upper hand at the moment. Both quarterbacks are expected to play only about a series apiece, with the following week of practice likely determining who will enter Week 1 as the starter.

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  • Panthers' Baker Mayfield: To play about one series Saturday

    Coach Matt Rhule said Thursday that Mayfield and Sam Darnold will each play roughly one series apiece during Saturday's preseason contest in Washington, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    In particular, Rhule noted each quarterback will get 8-to-10 snaps, but he also didn't state who will be under center first between the duo. Mayfield took on more reps with the first-team offense as training camp progressed, so he may be the favorite to start this weekend. Still, the team isn't expected to name its No. 1 QB for the regular-season opener until after its second exhibition Friday, Aug. 19 in New England, at the earliest.

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  • Panthers' Baker Mayfield: Will play Saturday

    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday that Mayfield and Sam Darnold will both take the field during Saturday's preseason opener against Washington, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

    Mayfield appears to have pulled ahead in Carolina's quarterback competition, per Ellis Williams of The Charlotte Observer, but Rhule didn't reveal whether Mayfield or Darnold will start Saturday's contest. The Panthers aren't expected to declare a regular-season starter until after the second preseason game Aug. 19 at New England, though a strong performance in the opener could go a long way in Mayfield's favor.

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  • Panthers' Baker Mayfield: Pulling away in QB race

    Mayfield has established himself as the Panthers' best option at quarterback during practice this week, Ellis Williams of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Mayfield has garnered positive reviews since joining Carolina, with his performance through training camp thus far increasing the expectation that he'll ultimately be named the team's starting signal-caller over Sam Darnold. Despite having just three weeks with his new coaching staff, Mayfield's command of coordinator Ben McAdoo's offense reportedly already mirrors that of Darnold. Although coach Matt Rhule isn't expected to officially name a starter until after the second preseason game, Mayfield approaches this Saturday's exhibition opener versus the Commanders with considerable positive momentum.

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  • Panthers' Baker Mayfield: Strengthening case for No. 1 job

    Mayfield has shown improvement throughout training camp and is becoming more comfortable with coach Matt Rhule's playbook, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Mike Garafolo of NFL Network suggested Monday that Mayfield "continues to impress" and has "put himself in position to be the starter Week 1." National reporters like Garafolo may not be as familiar with the team as local beat guys, but the latter also seem to view Mayfield as the favorite -- and the same goes for general public sentiment. For now, Mayfield figures to continue splitting first-team reps with Sam Darnold, though it sounds like it might not be too long before the former Brown takes the lion's share. Rhule said the earliest he'd consider announcing a Week 1 starter would be after joint practices with the Patriots next week, leading up to an Aug. 19 exhibition with New England.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Austin, TX
Age: 27
School: Oklahoma
Experience: 5