Baker is back in the starting quarterback kitchen.
Can Mayfield revive his season in Tampa Bay? Let’s see what the probabilities say.
Here are the odds for Baker and the Bucs this upcoming season in the DraftKings sportsbooks:
To qualify for the playoffs: Yes: +400, No: -500
To win the NFC South: +800 (longest possibility in division)
To win the Super Bowl: +9000 (4th longest possibility)
Regular Season Wins: over/under 6.5
Regular season winning record: +400 (second longest possibility)
Mayfield Over/Under Passing Yardage: 3000.5 (greater than -110, less than -110)
Mayfield Over/Under Passing TD: 17.5 (Over -110, Under -110)
mayfield beat Kyle Trask – 64th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft – to win the job. in the Bucs’ preseason opener PittsburghIn the 27–17 loss, Mayfield started the game and was 8 of 9 passing for 63 yards and a touchdown. He did not play in Tampa Bay’s second preseason contest, a 13–6 win. jet On 19 August.
During his career, Mayfield completed an average of 61.4% of his passes and threw for 3,258 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions per season. He has led the team to the playoffs once – the Browns in 2020 – and is 1-1 in the postseason. There, he completed 62% of his passes for 476 total yards, four TDs, and only one pick.
Bucs coach Todd Bowles said, “Baker is our guy right now in terms of experience and understands the playbook a little better.” “But Kyle is coming. We like both guys. We like where we are. Baker is one, Kyle is two.”
After the announcement was made, Mayfield spoke to reporters about Bowles’ decision, giving credit to backups Trask and John Wolford,
“I will say this: Our QB room has been playing great this camp. … Everyone’s pushing each other. I can’t say enough about the guys that we have in that room. There’s a lot of chemistry. good. But yeah, I think I was comfortable enough within the system, I had command of the offense and I was able to hit people in the right places. That’s not saying anything against anybody else, but I just Looks like I have a good command of the offense. Now.”
However, despite Mayfield’s first-place finish, “First Things First” co-host Chris Broussard noted Bowles’ decision to use the phrase “right now” to suggest that the job had long been Mayfield’s. Can’t be of.
“Didn’t Todd Bowles talk more about Kyle Trask in that announcement that Baker was our starter than he did about Baker Mayfield? Now.'”
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