Baker Mayfield

Quarterback

Age: 27
Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $4,858,000 (2.28% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $4,858,000 (2.05% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Contract Value: $15,358,000 ($15,358,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $15,358,000
  • Contract Ranking: 16/105 at QB

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202227$4,858,000$4,858,000$4,858,0002.3%
Total$4,858,000$4,858,000$4,858,000

Contract Notes

July 6, 2022 Baker Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers. Cleveland paid $10.5 million in form of a signing bonus to facilitate the trade. Carolina will pay a base value (per Adam Caplan) of $4.85 million with an additional $3.5 million available through incentives. Details on the incentives with Carolina are not yet known.

Baker Mayfield, the 1st overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft, signed a four year contract with the Browns on July 24, 2018.  The deal is worth $32,682,980 and includes a $21,849,440 signing bonus. The entire contract is guaranteed at signing. Mayfield will earn guaranteed roster bonuses at the start of training camp from 2019 through 2021.

Per Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland picked up Baker Mayfield's 5th year option on April 23, 2021.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$15.4M
Old Money2022
Cash Due$10,500,000$4,858,000
Running Cash$15,358,000
Career Earnings: $43,442,980
Career APY: $10,860,745
Potential Earnings: $37,800,980
Total Guarantees: $48,040,980
Largest Cash Payment: $22,329,440 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $10,569,130 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BrownsDraftedTraded20184$32,682,980$8,170,745$32,682,980$32,942,980100.8%$8,235,745
PanthersOtherActive20221$15,358,000$15,358,000$15,358,000$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Browns4$43,442,980$10,860,745$32,942,9800.0%$10,500,0000.0%
Panthers0$0$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Browns$480,000$5,462,360$0$480,000$5,942,3602.5%$22,329,440
2019Browns$570,000$5,462,360$1,395,590$1,965,590$7,427,9503.0%$1,965,590
2020Browns$750,000$5,462,360$2,791,180$3,451,180$9,003,5403.9%$3,541,180
2021Browns$920,000$5,462,360$4,186,770$4,936,770$10,569,1305.0%$5,106,770
2022Panthers$4,858,000$0$0$4,858,000$4,858,0002.3%$4,858,000
Total$7,578,000$21,849,440$8,373,540$15,691,540$37,800,980$37,800,980
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Browns2022$10,500,000$10,500,000
Total$10,500,000$10,500,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2018140083.1%0.0%310/48663.8%372527142593.7391313.4073
2019160099.3%0.0%317/53459.4%382722214078.8281415.0362
2020160098.6%0.0%305/48662.8%35632682695.9541653.1100
2021141079.2%0.0%253/41860.5%301017134383.1371343.6100
2022400100.0%0.0%64/11754.7%747431175.014402.9100

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$14,936,000$15,358,000
Injury Adjusted$14,936,000$15,358,000
test
OTC Valuation $8M $15.9M $23.9M $31.8M $39.8M APY $8.4M $16.8M $25.1M $33.5M $41.9M $26,765,000 $14,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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