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Baker Mayfield New Contract with Tampa

Baker Mayfield can finally exhale a sigh of relief and focus on winning another Super Bowl. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Mayfield inked a new three-year contract worth a maximum value of $115 million, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.  This deal keeps the quarterback under center in Tampa Bay through the 2026 season.

Here’s a breakdown of the key points:

Money Talks: The contract guarantees Mayfield $50 million, with another $15 million achievable through incentives based on performance. The base salary breaks down to $30 million this year, $30 million in 2025 (with $20 million guaranteed), and $40 million in 2026.

Rejuvenation Station:  Last season with the Buccaneers was a comeback year for Mayfield. After a tumultuous 2022 bouncing between Carolina and LA, Tampa Bay offered him a chance to prove himself. He thrived under center, putting up career highs in passing yards (4,044) and touchdowns (28), leading the Bucs to a divisional title and a playoff win.

Mutual Interest:  Both sides were eager to make this deal happen. The Buccaneers needed a reliable quarterback after Tom Brady’s retirement, and Mayfield wanted a stable environment to showcase his skills. This contract provides security for both parties.

Looking Ahead: With a strong receiving corps led by Mike Evans and a talented coaching staff, Mayfield has the potential to continue his resurgence in Tampa Bay. This deal puts him in a good position to compete for championships for the next few years.

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