Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield has been named the NFL on Fox Comeback Player of the Year.
— NFL on FOX Podcast (@NFLonFOXPod) February 7, 2024
Mayfield will be a free agent in March when the NFL’s free agency period begins. Reports are the Pewter Pirates and Mayfield have mutual interest in keeping the 28 year-old quarterback in Tampa. Mayfield has repeatedly stated his wanting to stay in Tampa. And now it’s looking like that may be the case.
Mayfield’s 2023 Stats
Completion %: 64.3
The Buccaneers have a slew of pending free agents to address this offseason. This list includes, Antoine Winfield Jr, Lavonte David, Mike Evans, Baker Mayfield, and more. Considering Mayfield’s performance this weekend at the Pro Bowl Games and his performance in 2023, Mayfield is almost assuredly returning to Tampa.
So what would a Mayfield contract look like? Spotrac put forward a player comparison by contract to the Daniel jones four year $160 million dollar contract and the Derek Carr four year $150 million dollar contract. Placing them in the $37-$40 million dollar range per season. This may seem high to some, but Bucs general manager Jason Licht and his team are salary cap savvy. Look for the deal to be closer to a three-year $80 million dollar deal with a club option fourth-year. And of course plenty of incentives and void-able years. Licht wouldn’t have it any other way.