Baker Mayfield’s time with the Carolina Panthers is coming to an end.
The 27-year-old quarterback is expected to be released from the team, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday, and “he’ll hit waives when it’s finalized later today.”
It’s been a rocky season for Mayfield, the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, who landed with the Panthers in July after a trade from the Browns.
Mayfield started the first five games for the woeful Panthers, who fired head coach Matt Rhule in October after two-and-half-seasons at the helm. While he was out, he lost the starting job to P.J. Walker. Now, Sam Darnold has taken over as Panthers starter.
In seven games this season, Mayfield has completed 57.8 percent of his passes for 1,313 yards and has thrown six touchdowns against six interceptions.