29 Facts About Baker Mayfield


Baker Reagan Mayfield was born on April 14,1995 and is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.


Baker Mayfield was selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft.


Baker Mayfield was born on April 14,1995, in Austin, Texas, to James and Gina Baker Mayfield as the second of two sons.


Shortly before the start of the 2013 season, Baker Mayfield was named as the starting quarterback following a back injury of projected starter and former Lake Travis quarterback Michael Brewer.


Baker Mayfield earned Big 12 Conference Freshman Offensive Player of the Year for the 2013 season.


In February 2014, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops confirmed that Baker Mayfield would be walking on for the Oklahoma Sooners.


Baker Mayfield was not eligible to play until the 2015 season, and he lost a season of eligibility due to Big 12 Conference transfer rules following an unsuccessful appeal of his transfer restrictions.

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Baker Mayfield helped lead Oklahoma to the 2015 Orange Bowl, which served as the semifinal for the 2015 College Football Playoff.


On September 9,2017, after a win against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, Baker Mayfield planted the Sooners' flag in the middle of the painted "O" at Ohio Stadium, causing a major public backlash.


On November 4,2017, Baker Mayfield threw for a school-high 598 yards against in-state rival Oklahoma State.


In November 2017, Baker Mayfield was under fire again after an interaction during the game against Kansas.


On December 9,2017, Baker Mayfield won the 2017 Heisman Trophy with a sweeping majority.


Baker Mayfield attempted to appeal his initial loss of eligibility to the Big 12 Conference faculty athletics representatives but was denied in September 2014.


Baker Mayfield was thus forced to sit out the 2014 season, while losing one year of eligibility as required by the rules.


Baker Mayfield signed a four-year rookie contract with the Browns on July 24,2018, with the deal worth $32.68 million in guaranteed salary.


Baker Mayfield became the first player since Fran Tarkenton in 1961 to come off the bench in his debut, throw for more than 200 yards, and lead his team to its first win of the season.


Baker Mayfield was named 2018 PFWA All-Rookie, the second Cleveland quarterback to receive this honor since Tim Couch in 1999.


In Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Baker Mayfield became the first Cleveland Browns QB to start all 16 games in a season since Tim Couch in 2001.


Baker Mayfield tied Otto Graham for four first half touchdowns and the victory marked the Browns first winning record since 2007.


Baker Mayfield was ranked 71st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021.


On October 7,2021, it was revealed that Baker Mayfield was playing with a partially torn labrum which he suffered during the Browns Week 2 victory over the Houston Texans.


On November 14,2021, Baker Mayfield suffered a right knee contusion during their crushing Week 10 loss to the Patriots.


Baker Mayfield was placed on injured reserve on January 5,2022.


On July 6,2022, Baker Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers for a 2024 conditional fifth-round draft pick.


Baker Mayfield requested and was granted his release by the Panthers on December 5,2022.

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On December 6,2022, Baker Mayfield was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Rams, who inherited the remaining $1.35 million on his contract.


On March 16,2023, Baker Mayfield signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


On February 25,2017, Baker Mayfield was arrested in Washington County, Arkansas on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and fleeing and resisting arrest.


On June 15,2017, the University of Oklahoma ordered Baker Mayfield to undergo 35 hours of community service along with completing an alcohol education program.