Bucs 'expected' to target quarterback Baker Mayfield as free agency opens

Ian Rapoport reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are "expected" to target former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Baker Mayfield when free agency opens later this week.

What It Means:

Mayfield started the 2022 season as the quarterback for the Carolina Panthers before eventually ending up with the Rams by the end of the season. With Stafford (hopefully) returning for the 2023 season, the Rams did not re-sign Mayfield, but were able to help revitalize the former first-round pick's image across the league somewhat. Kyle Trask is the only quarterback currently under contract with the Bucs, so they should be expected to make some sort of move for another signal caller this offseason.

Mayfield struggled mightily as the Panthers' starter to open the season, but did seems to find a bit more footing with the Rams, helping lead an injury-riddled squad to two victories over their final five games. He completed 63.5% of his passes with Los Angeles for 850 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.