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Baker Mayfield

#1 QB,

Buccaneers

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ACTUAL 2022

48 FPTS

RANK: 43

2023 SEASON

140 FPTS

RANK: 32

AGE

28 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'1'' / 215 lbs

COLLEGE

Oklahoma

SEASONGPFPTSRANKPAATTPACMPPAYDPATDPAINTCOMP%RUATTRUYDRUTD
20231014032nd252154175510761.121782
202254843rd129828504263.615370
3yr Ave1523719th4792923467221461%401472

Contract talks expected to continue

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-23

Buccaneers' GM Jason Licht is expected to meet with Mayfield's agent, Tom Mills, during the NFL scouting combine next week, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Stroud notes that while no deal for the QB to remain with Tampa Bay is imminent, the team and Mayfield have had some preliminary talks about a potential new contract. In his first season with the Bucs, Mayfield recorded a career-high 4,044 passing yards to go along with a 28:10 TD ratio en route to leading the franchise to a third straight NFC South title. The report adds that Mayfield -- who the Browns made the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft -- would prefer to stay put after having split the 2022 campaign with the Panthers and Rams -- but if the veteran signal-caller hits the free agent market next month, the Buccaneers could have some competition for the 28-year-old's services.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

18
13.3
10.7
5.9
6.6
14.2
5
14.2
6.5
17.4
4.1
5.5

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKSPREADO/UATTCMPYDTDINTCOMP%RATINGATTYDTDAIRCATCH20YD+PLAYWRRBTE
1 CLE Outdoor 79° 18.0 13th -2.041.527162351159.384.6561559%100%25%63%19%15%
2 @NYG Outdoor 77° 13.3 20th -1.543.529141451048.374.66350655%33%30%59%21%14%
3 NO Outdoor 69° 10.7 25th 2.540.525121701048.083.81-10256%0%41%56%24%16%
4 ARZ Outdoor 66° 5.9 31st -1.044.536221971261.161.9200469%0%15%50%25%25%
5 SF Outdoor 66° 6.6 28th 5.539.536202150155.661.7000561%67%15%50%36%8%
9 @CIN Outdoor 68° 14.2 14th 7.043.520141552070.0126.0000575%100%0%55%40%5%
11 @BAL Outdoor 36° 5.0 29th 12.541.533211960263.654.62120670%100%18%61%21%12%
14 LV Outdoor 58° 14.2 15th 6.044.535222301062.991.44100869%67%30%71%14%11%
15 @GB Outdoor 15° 6.5 31st 7.539.521121111157.167.8110467%0%44%52%19%24%
16 DEN Outdoor 83° 17.4 12th 3.535.528242302085.7124.7220386%0%33%36%14%50%
17 @LAC Outdoor 62° 4.1 32nd 6.540.519111320057.979.3380958%50%32%58%11%26%
18 @SEA Outdoor 45° 5.5 30th 4.541.526131470150.051.35160554%0%42%50%12%31%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMRANKYDTDINTCOMP%RATINGAIRCATCH20YD+YDTD
Home Outdoor 20 1913.229th2091.10.762.487.368%47%6110.2
Away Outdoor 20 1913.234th2121.50.860.987.665%44%770.0
Away Dome 1 19.342nd1550.0045.559.546%0%5110.0
Away Retractable Dome 1 115.229th1652.0063.3100.063%0%660.0

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKATTCMPYDTDINTCMP%RATINGATTYDTDAIRCATCH20YD+PLAYWRRBTE
2018 23 CLE 14 13 240 16th4863103,725271463.893.73913106.570%38%-58%20%19%
2019 24 CLE 16 16 229 20th5343173,827222159.478.82814136.365%36%22%61%22%13%
2020 25 CLE 16 16 249 17th4863053,56326862.895.95416517.267%45%25%50%16%28%
2021 26 CLE 14 14 181 26th4182533,010171360.583.13713416.565%39%21%47%20%29%
2022 27 LA 5 4 48 43rd129828504263.686.4153705.567%43%36%54%14%28%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Looking likely to stay in Tampa

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-06

New Bucs offensive coordinator Liam Coen said Tuesday that Mayfield is one of the reasons he chose the job in Tampa Bay, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

Coen said his confidence in Mayfield re-signing is "higher than I probably need [it] to be" but also clarified that it's "probably more 'want' than 'know'." It sounds like the two are on the same page, at least to some extent, as Mayfield said Friday that he expected contract talks to pick up once the Bucs finalized a deal with Coen, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The former Rams and Kentucky offensive coordinator worked with Mayfield at the end of the 2022 season in Los Angeles, before returning to the college ranks in 2023 (at Kentucky) to resume calling plays. Coen will get his first shot as an NFL playcaller in 2024, and there's a good chance he'll be working with Mayfield -- a candidate for the franchise tag and/or a long-term contract this spring. WR Mike Evans is also scheduled for unrestricted free agency, with his future having a significant impact on Mayfield's fantasy value after the two connected 79 times for 1,255 yards and 13 TDs in 2023.

Stellar effort marred by INT

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-21

Mayfield completed 26 of 41 passes for 349 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions and added two rushes for 15 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-23 divisional-round loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Mayfield authored yet another noteworthy performance, eclipsing the 300-yard mark for the second time in as many postseason games and fourth time in the last six contests overall. However, the Buccaneers ultimately came up short in large part because of Mayfield's interception on a pass intended for Cade Otton with 1:35 remaining on the second play of what was set to be Tampa Bay's potential game-tying drive. Mayfield had helped put his team in that position on the previous possession, when he spearheaded a nine-play, 75-yard march that he capped with his third touchdown toss of the day, a 16-yard laser to Mike Evans. That scoring throw had been preceded by two- and 12-yard connections with Otton and Rachaad White, respectively, in what was a back-and-forth affair all afternoon. Despite the disappointing end to a better-than-expected season, Michael Baca of NFL.com reports there is mutual interest between player and team for Mayfield to return in 2024 after he threw for 4,044 yards with a 28:10 TD:INT and 163 rushing yards and an additional score across 17 regular-season games.

Standout showing in wild-card win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-15

Mayfield completed 22 of 36 passes for 337 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions and added two rushes for 16 yards in the Buccaneers' 32-9 wild-card win over the Eagles on Monday night.

Mayfield had been struggling with rib and ankle injuries coming in, but neither appeared to inhibit him at any point during his latest impressive showing. The resurgent veteran averaged 9.4 yards per attempt after generating a season-low 4.3 figure in Week 18 against the Panthers, and he impressively distributed the ball to nine different targets overall. Mayfield also remained turnover-free and posted his fifth multi-touchdown tally in the last six games by connecting with David Moore (44 yards), Trey Palmer (56 yards) and Chris Godwin (23 yards) for his three scores. Mayfield's final yardage figure was propped up by great run-after-catch work on the part of both Moore and Palmer, but the veteran signal-caller carries plenty of momentum heading into what could be a high-scoring affair against the Lions in a road divisional-round clash Sunday afternoon.

Active in wild-card round

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-15

Mayfield (ankle/ribs) is listed as active for Monday's wild-card game versus the Eagles.

Mayfield was visibly bothered by injury during the Buccaneers' Week 18 win at Carolina, but he played all 65 offensive snaps in that contest. He then opened prep for Tampa Bay's postseason opener with a DNP on last Thursday's practice estimate due to ankle and rib issues and followed it up with limited sessions Friday and Saturday to put himself in a position to suit up. With his status confirmed for Monday, Mayfield will be taking on a Philadelphia defense that conceded the second-most touchdown passes (35) to opposing quarterbacks in 17 regular-season games.

In line to play Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-13

Mayfield (ankle/ribs) is slated to play in Monday's wild-card game against the Eagles, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

In the wake of limping around the Buccaneers' Week 18 win at Carolina, Mayfield managed a pair of limited practices Friday and Saturday due to ankle and rib injuries before being listed as questionable for the team's playoff opener. No matter, he appears as if he'll be available to direct Tampa Bay's offense Monday, which will be clarified approximately 90 minutes before an 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff.

Questionable for Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-13

Mayfield (ankle/ribs) is listed as questionable for Monday's wild-card game against the Eagles.

Mayfield fought through injury to lead the Buccaneers to a 9-0 win at Carolina in Week 18, handling all 65 offense snaps in the process. He then was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's practice estimate due to ankle and rib issues, which capped his reps both Friday and Saturday. Mayfield's status for Tampa Bay's playoff opener now won't be confirmed until about 90 minutes before Monday's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff.

Limited Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-12

Mayfield (ankle/ribs) was limited at Friday's practice.

Mayfield clearly was banged up but continued to play through the pain during this past Sunday's 9-0 win at Carolina, logging all 65 snaps on offense in the process. Upon the Buccaneers posting their first practice report of the week Thursday, he was listed as a non-participant due to ankle and rib injuries. One day later, though, Mayfield mixed back into some drills, seemingly putting him on a path to be available in the wild-card round. Saturday's injury report will reveal whether or not he heads into Monday's game versus the Eagles with a designation or cleared to suit up.

Tending to pair of injuries

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-11

Mayfield missed Thursday's walkthrough due to ankle and rib injuries.

Mayfield was seen limping around for much of this past Sunday's win at Carolina, a contest in which he completed 20 of 32 passes for just 137 yards. He didn't toss a touchdown or commit a turnover, though, in the Buccaneers' 9-0 win. Now that Mayfield's health concerns are known, his status will be one to monitor ahead of Monday's wild-card game against the Eagles to make sure he's available to direct his team's offense.

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