Baker Mayfield Comments On The Panthers Week 1 Matchup Against His Former Team

If Baker Mayfield is named the Week 1 starter for the Carolina Panther this upcoming season, his first start will be against his former team — the Cleveland Browns.

The Panthers are slated to take on the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 11. That matchup will take place in Carolina. 

In a recent interview with Panthers reporter Darin Gantt, Mayfield opened up about his new team’s Week 1 opponent. 

As you’d expect, Mayfield has that date circled on his calendar. 

“I’m not going to sit here and be a robot and tell you that’s not one I’ve marked on the calendar already,” Mayfield said, via the team’s official website. “One, that’s not who I am. To me, it’s about winning games. Whoever we have marked on the schedule, I’m going to try to win. Obviously, this one has a little more history and personal meaning, but for me, it’s about winning and setting the tone for the rest of the year, and however I can help this team do that, I’m going to do.”

The Browns selected Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick back in 2018. He was traded to the Carolina Panthers last week for a conditional fifth round pick.