Browns and Panthers have agreed on a trade that would send Mayfield to Carolina in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in 2024 (which could be a fourth-round pick), NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday.
Carolina, meanwhile, will pay fifth-year QB about $ 5 million. Mayfield, who originally owed $ 18.858 million, agreed to cut বেতন 3.5 million in salary, but could get back what he left with incentives.
Mayfield’s journey with Cleveland began with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft. Mayfield faced lots of ups and downs, but his tenure eventually led to a divorce with the pursuit of the Browns and the acquisition of Deshaun Watson.
When the Browns tried to persuade Watson to agree to a trade with Cleveland, Mayfield became dissatisfied with Watson's initial exclusion from the Brown's consideration and requested a trade.
Mayfield underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum and shoulder fracture, and if he can return to full recovery, he will have a season to prove that he can do what Darnold could not do.