Quarterback Baker Mayfield has reportedly reached an agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, giving him a chance to start for the team. Mayfield, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, has signed a one-year deal worth up to $8.5 million. This move comes after Mayfield spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, and Los Angeles Rams in recent years.
Mayfield’s signing is significant for the Buccaneers, as they are currently going through a roster overhaul due to salary cap constraints. In addition to Mayfield, the team has also brought back linebacker Lavonte David on a one-year deal worth $7 million. David, who played in all 17 games for the Buccaneers last season, recorded impressive statistics, including 124 tackles and three sacks.
With Mayfield and David now part of the team, the Buccaneers hope to solidify their quarterback position and strengthen their defense. Following the retirement of Tom Brady in February, the Buccaneers were left with only rookie Kyle Trask as their remaining quarterback. Blaine Gabbert, who served as the team’s second-string quarterback, is currently a free agent.
As the upcoming season approaches, Buccaneers fans will be watching closely to see how Mayfield performs as the team’s new starting quarterback. Additionally, they will be eager to see if David can continue his impressive performance as a defensive playmaker.