After all, he has completed only 54.7 percent of his passes for 747 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions.
His highest output was 235 yards, set in their season opener against his former team, the Cleveland Browns.
In Week 4, Mayfield had 22 completions for 197 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
His performance has sports media personalities like ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith calling out his performance.
Smith said, “Baker Mayfield, you look awful. Just awful. You do not look like a starting quarterback in the National Football League, and your career is in jeopardy because that’s how sorry you look.”
He added, “I’m not saying this to get on you, but I’m saying this to get you up. I know you’re better than this, and I’m not rooting against you.”
But for all the criticism he has received, Charlotte Sports Live’s Carla Metts Gebhart pointed out the things that are going against Mayfield.
Baker Mayfield had shoulder surgery in January.
Changed his throwing mechanics.
Got to Carolina two weeks before training camp.
Had to split reps the whole preseason.
Learned his 5th new playbook in 5 seasons.
It's not like he was set up for success.
— Carla Metts Gebhart (@CarlaGebhart) October 3, 2022
Gebhart tweeted, “Baker Mayfield had shoulder surgery in January. Changed his throwing mechanics. Got to Carolina two weeks before training camp. Had to split reps the whole preseason. Learned his 5th new playbook in 5 seasons. It’s not like he was set up for success.”
How Long Before Mayfield Can Turn Things Around?
The Panthers are 1-3 after four games, and they have limited options at quarterback.
P.J. Walker is Mayfield’s only backup, and his inexperience may cost him playing time.
Meanwhile, Sam Darnold is out of injured reserve but will not be back anytime soon after suffering a high ankle sprain.
Therefore, the Panthers will have to ride with Mayfield.
Unfortunately, the team is in more trouble if he cannot elevate his game soon.NEXT: Stephen A. Smith Unloads On Baker Mayfield