Baker Mayfield's stock with the Carolina Panthers appears to be rising. What initially began as a real quarterback competition within the team has now become Mayfield's to lose.
The veteran quarterback is competing against Sam Darnold and rookie Matt Corral for the starting position. Mayfield appears to be running away with it.
Panthers head coach Matt Rhule has nothing but praise for his new quarterback after a week-plus of training camp.
“He’s definitely improving as he gets more and more of a feel for what he can do at the line of scrimmage. . . . What he’s done in 10 days is pretty impressive. He’s making really good jumps,” Rhule said, via Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer.
It sounds like Baker Mayfield has a fan in Matt Rhule, which shouldn't be much of a surprise. He's a clear upgrade over Darnold and the Panthers don't want to throw Corral into the fire in his rookie year.
With the Browns last season, Mayfield threw for 3,010 yards and 17 touchdowns with 13 picks. If he can cut down on the turnovers the Panthers could exceed expectations this upcoming season.