Baker Mayfield eyes new sponsorship deal following trade to Panthers

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Baker Mayfield is a marketable player, as shown by his previous Progressive Insurance commercials. However, after stating that there will no longer be any “At Home” Progressive commercials, it looks as though he’s landed another gig.

The quarterback is now a member of the Carolina Panthers after being traded by the Cleveland Browns. During his introductory press conference with the Panthers, he mentioned Carolina-based restaurant chain Bojangles. When asked about his favorite Southern food, he brought up Bojangles, saying he couldn't wait to try their dishes.

“I’m looking forward to having my first meal at Bojangles. I haven’t had that yet, but I’ve been told I need to do that as soon as possible. So, I’ll probably wait a little bit. It’s not exactly on the training camp diet, but I’m looking forward to it.”

In turn, the restaurant chain said they’re ready for the new Panthers quarterback:

It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this. After all, it wouldn't be the first time Baker Mayfield has been in an advert.

Baker Mayfield's NFL past and future

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Baker Mayfield spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Browns after the team drafted him No. 1 overall in 2018. He finished second in the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year ranking in the 2018 season.

He threw for 3,725 yards with 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. It was the eighth-most passing yards and second-most touchdowns thrown by a quarterback in his rookie season in NFL history.

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He led the Browns to the playoffs in the 2020 season for the first time since the 2002 campaign. Cleveland lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in the divisional round.

Last season, Baker Mayfield started 14 games for Cleveland, throwing for 3,010 yards, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He missed the Browns’ season finale as he had surgery on a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He suffered the injury earlier in the campaign and played through the pain. In total, he started 59 games for the Browns.

Baker Mayfield was traded to the Panthers a few weeks ago. He will not be handed the starting job in Carolina, but will have to earn it from fellow 2018 first-round quarterback Sam Darnold.

Darnold started 11 games for the Panthers last season and, like Mayfield, suffered a shoulder injury.

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Considering that Carolina host the Browns in Week 1 of the season, Mayfield will be determined to win the starting role and prove a point to his former employers.


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