The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have named Baker Mayfield as their starting quarterback for the 2023 season, replacing Tom Brady. Mayfield, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Buccaneers in the offseason, won the job over Kyle Trask. Mayfield, the 2018 first overall pick, has played for four different teams in the last three years, including the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Rams in 2022.
He achieved early success with the Cleveland Browns, leading them to their first playoff appearance in 18 years in 2020. However, he’s struggled since and was traded to the Panthers in 2022.
Mayfield has a career record of 31-38 as a starter and completed 60% of his passes with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 12 appearances last year. This marks the first time the Buccaneers will have a starting quarterback since Brady’s retirement in February. Despite an 8-9 record last season, they won their division but were eliminated in the wild-card round by the Dallas Cowboys.
The Buccaneers kick off their 2023 season against the Minnesota Vikings on September 10th.
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