Getty Images Baker Mayfield has been linked to the Panthers ever since the Browns traded for Deshaun Watson and a deal sending the quarterback to Carolina is finally in place. NFL Media reports that the Panthers will send a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick to Cleveland in exchange for Mayfield. The pick can convert to a fourth-rounder based on playing time and the trade won’t become official until Mayfield takes a physical in Carolina. There was also some contractual wrangling involved in getting the deal done. Mayfield was set to make $18.8 million this season and questions about how much the Browns would pay had been an obstacle to earlier discussions. Cleveland will pay $10.5 million of Mayfield’s salary and the Panthers will pay him about $5 million with Mayfield agreeing to a pay cut to help facilitate the deal Mayfield will become the likely starter in Carolina and that means he’ll be in line to face the Browns in Week 1. It remains to be seen if Watson will … [Read more...] about Browns agree to trade Baker Mayfield to Panthers – ProFootballTalk
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With Patrik Laine , things are rarely just run-of-the-mill. Where other prominent players tend to sign long-term contracts, Laine’s drifted though plenty of uncertainty. Even Laine’s sense of fashion tends to break the mold . Could the Blue Jackets finally hash out a long-term contract with Laine this summer, or could the 24-year-old experience the turbulence of another trade? Things could swing in drastically different directions for the pending restricted free agent. From the sound of things, we may not get clarity during the week of the 2022 NHL Draft. Blue Jackets indicate that a Laine trade wouldn’t happen around 2022 NHL Draft One key wrinkle for Laine, the Blue Jackets, and his contract/trade situation is the Finnish winger’s salary arbitration rights. If it got that far, a hearing could leave Laine with just a one-year deal, walking him to unrestricted free agency. That would basically be a worst-case scenario for Columbus. To some, that would indicate that the … [Read more...] about Should Blue Jackets give Laine a big contract, or trade him?
Baker Mayfield , Cleveland Browns quarterback and former No. 1 overall pick, wants out since the team acquired Deshaun Watson . Among potential trade destinations reportedly included the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks. However, the Seahawks were reportedly never really that serious about Mayfield, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. He joined The Pat McAfee Show to explain. “There's a couple of times a year when this happens where you get an internet rumor that takes on a life of its own,” Rapoport said. “And believe me, like I always check and I've heard nothing to corroborate Baker to the Seahawks at all. And like, I don't know what's gonna happen at the end of all this, like maybe this guy announces he's trolling us but, it seems crazy to me, but they have never really been that interested in Baker. What they have wanted is a Drew Lock versus Geno Smith battle … Training camps can be a grind and sometimes not that exciting, despite football … [Read more...] about Baker Mayfield trade news: Seattle Seahawks ‘never really that interested,’ insider says
/ Getty Images There was a lot of smoke this offseason about the Philadelphia Eagles potentially looking to make a change at the quarterback position. They were connected in rumors to Russell Wilson , for example, and with three first-round picks in the coffers, they had the ammo to make a deal if they'd wanted to. Of course, things did not work out that way. The Eagles stuck with Jalen Hurts -- at least for this year. And Hurts has at least one big fan along his offensive line in right tackle Lane Johnson , who sung the QB's praises this week. "He just carries himself with a lot of poise. I mean, he demands respect," Johnson said on NFL Total Access . "Just the way he approaches day-to-day activity, how he trains, what he does in the film room. And he's a great motivator. He's a great leader. (He's) super behind the scenes, even during summer, he's connecting with a lot of the guys. Lot of receivers. Doing 7 on 7. Just doing typical work to prepare. I know he's … [Read more...] about Eagles’ Lane Johnson says Jalen Hurts ‘carries himself with a lot of poise’ and ‘demands respect’