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  • Baker Mayfield has finally found a new NFL Breeland Speaks Jersey home. But, it's going to cost him.

    The former Browns quarterback not only accepted a roughly $3.5 million pay cut from his 2022 base salary just to get out of Cleveland, but also must engage in awkward meetings with Panthers receiver Robbie Anderson and offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.

    Both Anderson and McAdoo have made le s-than-flattering comments about the No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Now, their personal succe s in 2022 may hinge Demarcus Robinson Jersey on someone who has good reason to feel slighted by what they said about him.

    Let's start with McAdoo, who made his initial comments about Mayfield ahead of the 2018 draft, when he was still head coach of the Giants. In speaking to the New York Post, McAdoo characterized Mayfield as short, small- Darron Lee Jersey handed and not a "great athlete."


    "Hes got an Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Jersey edge to him, I like that. Hes gonna lead, theyre gonna follow him," McAdoo told the . "I didnt see a lot of pro-style football in his college tape. And if youre short you have to be able Sammy Watkins Jersey to make up for it some way, somehow, and personality doesnt do that.

    I didnt think he was a great athlete. This guy is kinda like a pocket quarterback that is short and with small hands, thats what I worry about.

    Moreover, McAdoo considered Mayfield the sixth-best quarterback of the draft behind Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson Anthony Sherman Jersey , Sam Darnold who will compete with Mayfield for the Panthers' starting QB position Josh Rosen and Mason Rudolph.

    Give credit where it's due, McAdoo was certainly right inasmuch Allen and Jackson are concerned. Darnold has not played particularly well since going No. 3 overall in the 2018 NFL Damien Williams Jersey Draft, either with the Jets or Panthers, though that could perhaps be attributable to poor roster situations, at large. Suggesting Rosen and Rudolph were better than Mayfield was laughable, even without the gift of hindsight.


    McAdoo's not the only one due for Derrick Nnadi Jersey an awkward conversation with Mayfield, though. Anderson, who in 2021 was second on the Panthers in receiving yards (514) and first in receiving touchdowns (five) had this to say to an April report connecting Mayfield to Carolina:


    Anderson doubled down, commenting "Facts" to a follow-up Instagram post saying he . Anderson Tyrann Mathieu Jersey on Wednesday responded to those comments, clarifying that he was merely supporting the quarterback currently on his roster, Darnold, who has drawn good reviews throughout spring practices.

    I dont have an i sue with Baker stop tryna paint that narrative.

    Robbie Anderson (@chosen1ra)

    Regardle s, Chris Jones Jersey Mayfield, Anderson and McAdoo all have to move past any potential awkward phases well in advance of the 2022 season. Their succe s this year could depend on it.