Baker Mayfield’s time with the Carolina Panthers is officially over, as the team announced they waived the quarterback on Monday.
Carolina (4-8) is still in contention in the weak NFC South and will go the rest of the season with Sam Darnold and PJ Walker at quarterback, with Darnold expected to start Sunday’s road game against the Seattle Seahawks.
With the move, Mayfield will be available on waivers to the other 31 NFL teams. If he goes unclaimed by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, he will become an unrestricted free agent.
The Panthers acquired Mayfield in a trade with the Cleveland Browns in July, agreeing to send a conditional 2024 fifth-round draft pick to Cleveland that could have become a fourth had Mayfield, the first pick of the 2018 NFL draft, played 70% of the snaps which he did not.