Saints News: Baker Mayfield headed to waivers

Leigh Oleszczak
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Saints news currently revolves around Baker Mayfield, who was released by the Carolina Panthers, and if the team should flirt with putting in a waiver claim for him. Mayfield, the former No. 1 overall pick by the Browns in 2018, was traded to Carolina in July after Cleveland acquired Deshaun Watson in a trade.

Mayfield appeared in seven games this year and started six of them. He threw for 1,313 yards, six touchdowns, and six interceptions while rushing for 52 yards and another score on the ground.

In a Week 3 win over the Saints, Mayfield went 12-of-25 for 170 yards and a touchdown.

Quarterback play has been subpar for the New Orleans Saints in 2022 and that honestly might be putting it nicely. Mayfield wouldn't be the long-term solution for the Saints if they put in a waiver claim for him but what does it hurt at this point?

Here's what's trending in Saints news around the web.

Panthers waive struggling QB Baker Mayfield (David Newton, ESPN)

Newton explains that Mayfield asked to be released so this was a mutual agreement. He also lists the 49ers as a team that could strongly use Mayfield after Jimmy Garoppolo was injured in the team's win over the Dolphins on Sunday. Rookie Brock Purdy played well but adding a veteran like Mayfield could make perfect sense for the Niners as they try to hang on in the NFC West and make a run at the Super Bowl.

Panthers cut Baker Mayfield, offering opportunity for QB-needy Saints (John Sigler, Saints Wire)

Sigler discusses that while Mayfield probably isn't Saints fans' first choice, the team doesn't have many other options that are better. Andy Dalton has been the main starter this year because Jameis Winston was ineffective (and injured) in the first three games.

With no first-round pick and little money to spend, Mayfield could solve the QB issue in New Orleans.

Claiming Baker Mayfield would only exacerbate Saints' QB issues (Kristen Wong, Who Dat Dish)

Our own Kristen Wong explains how she wants nothing to do with Mayfield in New Orleans. She points to Mayfield's drama queen attitude and struggles on the field during his career. It's not hard to see why she feels this way whatsoever.

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It'll be interesting to see what ends up happening with Mayfield. Do the Saints put in a waiver claim for him or does he fall to the 49ers?

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