Baker Mayfield

Mayfield agreed to pay cut to head to Carolina

Baker Mayfield is finally on the move.

And he apparently was willing to slash his salary to do it.

The Browns and Panthers have reportedly agreed to a trade sending Mayfield to Carolina in exchange for a 2024 conditional fifth-round pick, per NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport.

It can become a fourth-round selection, although exact benchmarks werent immediately detailed.

And it appears that at least, for now, he’ll be joining a 2018 NFL Draft classmate.

Mayfield joins a QB room that includes Sam Darnold, another Top 3 in that year’s class.

In doing so, Cleveland will pay Mayfield $10.5 million in 2022 – a cap sacings of $8 million vs. keeping him, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo

Carolina is on the hook for the remaining $5 million because Mayfield was willing to cut his salary by $3.5 million.