It's funny to laugh at laughing at the Panthers is the proper response after their lengthy fling with Baker Mayfield finally resulted in the trade. Carolina's hamfisted approach to their QB position was veiled more in saving their own egos than trying to build sustained performance, beginning with an attempt to trade for Mut 23 Coins Watson, then being linked to every available QB in the market, before finally signing Matt Corral.
There's something inherently hilarious regarding a team with the title of No. 1 and No. 3 picks of the 2017 Madden NFL 23 Draft, both of whom are quarterbacks. Neither has been able to live up to expectations. While trading for Mayfield does not provide any foresight ahead of what is the richest QB draft in recent times However, there's one possibility in which this might be a positive for the Panthers although it remains to be seen if Carolina has a real plan.
Before we dive into the ways this deal can be a good idea make it clear that I'm still not thrilled with itfor the reasons I mentioned in May. I don't see there being any advantages to trading Mayfield for the Panthers. They're arguably the worst team that's in the NFC South, and Baker surely isn't going to help Carolina to be able to beat the Buccaneers to win the division title as well as in the NFC will be no different. The NFC is one of the most infamous gruesome row, particularly with regard to the NFC West, that it's difficult to envision that a wildcard is imminent. If, in fact, this is the sauce that will put it all together, it's a win for the team. is having to pay Baker the biggest contract possible for him to stay based on an insignificant sample size or lose him for nothing.
However, what this will do makes the Panthers look interesting in 2022 when we take the assumption they were never going to play Corral in his rookie season. The team is probably discussing "Mut Coins Madden 23" for the time being however when the primary obstacle is a subpar Sam Darnold that has already proved that he isn't "the guy," any pretense of there actually being any kind of QB competition is for posterity to remember.