The field marshal of the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, Baker Mayfieldaffirmed this Tuesday that he does not hold a grudge against his former team, the Cleveland Browns, although he looks forward to facing him in the 2022 season.
“I don’t hold a grudge against the Brownsis a great institution, but I am not going to sit like a robot and say that I do not have the match against clevelandMayfield confessed at a press conference.
The Carolina Panthers for those who now play Mayfield and the cleveland browns they will play in week one of this season.
Mayfield let cleveland After living through an injury-filled 2021 season that culminated in shoulder surgery, the quarterback asked the Brown’s be traded as soon as he learned they had signed Deshaun Watson for the 2022 season.
a couple of days ago Mayfieldwho spent four years in clevelandreached an agreement to play with Carolinaa team with which this Tuesday he offered his first press conference.
“I am extremely excited for this new beginning. I feel like the team is very close to being very, very good. We just have to put the pieces together and unite as a team. I will be a great leader and a great partner,” he said.
In Carolina, baker will fight for the position with Sam Darnoldwho arrived at NFL for the New York Jets in 2018, a team in which he remained until 2020. He was traded to the panthers in 2021.
“When you are at a level as high as the NFL no one has the mentality to be an understudy. We are at this level because we compete to be the best; It’s the same reason Sam is here. My intention is to be the best quarterback and help the team.
According to the general manager of the Carolina Panthers, Scott Fittererthe fight for the number one quarterback spot between Mayfield Y Darnold will be open for the benefit of the coach’s team Matt Rhule.
“This is an open competition. The reason we added Baker was to improve the group as a whole. Our philosophy is to have competition not just in the quarterbacks room, but at every position,” he explained. fitterer.
A competition in which he included the 23-year-old rookie Matt Corralselected in the Draft of this year.
“It will be good for Mattbecause the young person will be in that same room learning from the experience of Baker and Sam“said the manager.
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Grudge against the Cleveland Browns? This says Baker Mayfield