Buccaneers need to preserve Baker Mayfield, however the quantity needs to be greater, per report

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making preparations to maintain their beginning quarterback Baker Mayfield after he is change into a free agent and will technically change groups for the fourth time in three years, pundits declare it is a query of cash.

Baker Mayfield is now a free agent

Throughout his 2023 marketing campaign within the NFL Mayfield managed to finish 64.3% of his passes for 4,044 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions whereas going 9-8, he additionally took the Bucs to the primary place of the NFC South.

In the meantime, Tampa Bay normal supervisor, Jason Licht spoke to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Occasions after signing receiver Mike Evans and talked about the chances for Mayfield.

“Lots of [the team’s pending free agents] know what the market is at this level,” Licht elaborated. “I believe the beginning of the negotiation interval is absolutely virtually the identical as the beginning of free company as a result of they’re already speaking and negotiating.”

“So, as we get to Monday, any of our gamers that are not signed, it doesn’t suggest they are not coming again. It simply implies that perhaps we have an settlement that, hey, they will see what [their] price [is]. Now we have a disagreement proper now, after which let’s simply attempt to work it out. We do not need the participant to be sad, both.” He claimed.

Preserving it easy, it implies that the Bucs have made a substantial provide to stick with the workforce, however on the finish of the day, Mayfield thinks it must be greater than what they supplied and could also be buying round for one more provide, one thing that’s anticipated from an expert participant.

“You at all times must have – as [former Bucs head coach] Bruce [Arians] would say – to look behind Door 2 and three and 4 and 5,” Licht mentioned. “So, yeah, we at all times really feel like we want choices. Yeah, we at all times must have plans. We additionally like Door No. 2 that is proper right here.”

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