4 major observations from Baker Mayfield’s tenth Panthers practice

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Carolina Panthers got outstanding production from Baker Mayfield on Day 10

Whether it was the NFL Network cameras in attendance or the fact training camp will shortly draw to a close, there was a renewed swagger and an increase in production for the most part from Baker Mayfield on Day 10.

The quarterback fitted some outstanding throws into tight windows throughout. Mayfield made notable connections with Christian McCaffrey, Andre Roberts, Tommy Tremble, Shi Smith, Rashard Higgins, and Robbie Anderson during sessions, which caught the eye in no uncertain terms.

Mayfield’s velocity on each throw was another standout element of his overall performance. He’s also taking on board everything offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan are saying in pursuit of further improvements.

Matt Rhule might state that he’s focusing on the ‘competition’, but there is a clear gap developing between Mayfield and Sam Darnold. The Carolina Panthers had to refute an internet report that they were shopping the former USC star before practice, even if getting another team to take on a portion of his fully guaranteed $18.85 million is going to be a tough challenge.

The chemistry is getting better every day and the accuracy is also progressing for Mayfield. It was a really nice day, something that’s been in keeping with what we’ve seen over the last week.