Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has agreed a new three-year contract deal

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield has agreed to a new three-year contract worth up to $115 million.

Following his 2023 playoff run as the team’s leader and former first overall selection, Baker Mayfield, has agreed to a new contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mayfield has completed a career-high 4,044 yards and 28 touchdowns.

With Baker Mayfield reaching a three-year deal for up to $115 million (£89.5 million), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be his home team.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Mayfield will get $30 million in 2024 and $30 million in 2025, with a $20 million guarantee for the second year of the agreement. In 2026, the quarterback’s pay would rise to $40 million.

After playing for four different teams in the previous three seasons, Mayfield was able to revive his career in 2023 when he signed a one-year contract with the Bucs after Tom Brady retired and helped the team win the NFC South for the third time in a row.

Reducing costly errors that plagued his past tenure with the Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, and Los Angeles Rams, the No. 1 overall choice in the 2018 draft completed his career with a career-best 4,044 yards and 28 touchdowns.

The only NFL quarterbacks to throw for at least 28 touchdowns and 10 or fewer interceptions in the previous season were Baker Mayfield and Dak Prescott.

In Tampa Bay’s two postseason games—a divisional round defeat to Detroit and an NFC wild-card victory over Philadelphia—the 28-year-old also passed for over 300 yards and three touchdowns.

Two days after Mike Evans, Tampa Bay’s standout receiver, signed a two-year, $52 million contract and forewent a chance to prove his worth in free agency, Mayfield agreed to terms. With 13, Evans tied Tyreek Hill for the league lead in touchdown receptions. Evans is coming off his tenth consecutive season with 1,000 yards.

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