4 major observations from Baker Mayfield’s fourth Panthers practice
By Dean Jones
What were some major observations from Baker Mayfield’s performance during Carolina Panthers Back Together Saturday at Gibbs Stadium?
Baker Mayfield turned out in front of his biggest crowd to date during the Carolina Panthers’ latest training camp session. Back Together Saturday is always one of the most anticipated occasions of the summer and fans turned out in force despite the timing change caused by expected inclement weather later in the afternoon.
Mayfield has got a lot on his plate before hopefully starting in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. This will obviously mean more to the Oklahoma product given the treatment received by his old employers, but the Panthers are moving forward with a true quarterback competition despite the obvious outcome that could emerge.
There’s no doubt Mayfield is eager to impress. But it’s been a mixture of good and bad from the signal-caller as he adjusts to Ben McAdoo’s complex scheme so far.
With that being said, here are four major observations from Mayfield’s fourth Panthers practice at Back Together Saturday.
Major Observation No. 1
Baker Mayfield still finding his feet within Carolina Panthers’ offense
As stated previously, this is going to be a gradual process for Baker Mayfield, who was acquired pretty late in the offseason with little time to immerse himself within Ben McAdoo’s scheme. The Carolina Panthers are hoping this can gel over time, but that’s something they don’t have much of before taking the field for their regular-season opener against the Cleveland Browns.
Mayfield had some indifferent moments on Saturday, missing a wide-open Christian McCaffrey and also having a pass picked off by defensive end Darryl Johnson when under duress. But there were some nice throws that caught the eye.
The Heisman Trophy winner is still finding his feet. However, there should be an increased sense of urgency once the pads go on next week.