The Carolina Panthers are coming off an abysmal showing in Week 9.
They got blown out on the road to the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 42-21.
Mayfield came into the game to start the second half.
In his drives, he completed 14/20 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
#Panthers QB Baker Mayfield's second-half stats at the Bengals:
– 70% completion
– 155 passing yards
– 2 TDs
– 0 INTs
– 0 sacks against
– 126.0 passer rating (ESPN) pic.twitter.com/bqKfkGVnFw
— Cat Crave (@CatCraveBlog) November 6, 2022
Mayfield was much more effective than Walker, but he was also playing against some backups on the Bengals’ defense.
Despite his play throughput garbage time in this game, Mayfield should not get another chance as starter.
The Panthers already know what they have in the former first-overall pick.
He was bad to start the season and a big reason why the Panthers sold away their best player, Christian McCaffrey.
Sitting with a record of 2-7, and playing on Thursday Night football this week, it remains to be seen who the Panthers will go to as starter.
At this point, Carolina should be focused on getting the best draft pick possible.
They do not have a franchise quarterback on their roster and they will continue to be bad until they find one.
With quarterback Sam Darnold expected to be ready to play shortly, made the Panthers should give him a shot.
None of their quarterbacks are good enough to get them out of the 2-7 hole, so just finding competent QB play should be the goal.
It is clear Mayfield is not the guy in Carolina, so going back to him as starter seems pointless.