Baker Mayfield has a new place to call home this upcoming NFL season.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the Cleveland Browns were trading its former No. 1 overall pick to the Carolina Panthers for a 2024 conditional fifth-round draft pick.
The deal will not be official until Mayfield passes a physical.
A new QB in Carolina: The #Panthers are acquiring former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield from the #Browns for a 2024 conditional 5th-round draft pick, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. Deal is pending a physical. All parties split the financials to make it happen. pic.twitter.com/xuTLqosmZm
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 6, 2022
The Panthers confirmed the news on Twitter.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 6, 2022
NBC Sports reported that Mayfield was set to make $18.8 million this season.
But it seems money wasn't going to be an obstacle.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Mayfield is taking a pay cut to make the deal happen.
Garafolo reported that the Browns would pay $10.5 million of Mayfield’s salary, and the Panthers would pay him about $5 million.
Mayfield's tenure with the Browns seemed all but over when the Browns acquired former Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson in March.
Carolina faces the Browns in week one.