Baker Mayfield, the former No. 1 overall pick, could potentially land a starting quarterback role with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo. While the Bucs are said to be high on former second-round pick Kyle Trask, the team reportedly sees Mayfield as a viable option to compete for the starting job.
Mayfield’s career has been somewhat underwhelming since he was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 draft. After being traded to the Carolina Panthers last year, he struggled to find success, recording just six touchdowns and six interceptions in six starts before being waived and claimed by the Los Angeles Rams.
Mayfield performed much better in his brief stint with the Rams, even being named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 14 after leading the team to a thrilling comeback victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Though the Buccaneers and the unnamed team may be interested in Mayfield as a potential starter, there will likely be several other teams vying for his services as a backup quarterback during free agency.