Baker Mayfield is rumored to Panthers, and Steve Smith is furious

Steve Smith Sr., Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Steve Smith Sr., Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

Steve Smith Sr. let it be known how he would feel about Baker Mayfield joining his beloved Carolina Panthers in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

With the Cleveland Browns excepted to move off former franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield in short order, Steve Smith Sr. is hoping that he is not coming to his beloved Carolina Panthers.

Smith was working covering the 2022 NFL Draft for The NFL Network. He caught word that Carolina looks to be the team that will end up dealing for the former No. 1 overall pick out of Oklahoma. Smith tweeted out his inside information, as well as how he feels about Mayfield coming aboard in Charlotte. Let’s just say he would rather run it back with Sam Darnold in 2022.

Here is Smith going viral when it comes to Mayfield potentially coming over to the Panthers.

Steve Smith Sr. does not want the Carolina Panthers to trade for Baker Mayfield

While there are other teams potentially in the mix to trade for Mayfield, including the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints, the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Panthers rumors are not going away quietly. This is because Carolina is tremendously unsettled at the quarterback position. All things equal, Mayfield has been the superior NFL player over Darnold.

With the Panthers passing on a quarterback in the first round on Thursday night, they are not looking at addressing the position with a true franchise signal-caller until at least next year. While all but Kenny Pickett remaining on the board at the start of round two, Carolina has time to draft a quarterback this weekend. If the Panthers do not, they may look to trade for Mayfield after all.

No matter who the Panthers take this year, this will likely be another hard season for Matt Rhule.

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