Baker Mayfield landing spots: 4 big-contract options for Pro Bowl QB in 2024 NFL Free Agency

Where will Baker Mayfield end up in 2024?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield / Nic Antaya/GettyImages
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Baker Mayfield wagered high on himself when he decided to sign a prove it deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to the 2023 NFL season.  Although the expectations weren’t high, there was still pressure on the 28-year-old quarterback in replacing the great Tom Brady.  Not only did he performed, but he is also on the brink of earning himself a big pay day.

In leading the Buccaneers to an NFC South championship and a playoff appearance, Mayfield put himself back on the map as a franchise quarterback.  A competitor, a risk-taker and a playmaker, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft showed he can lead an offense.

Will there be a big market for Baker Mayfield in NFL Free Agency?

With a few QB-hungry teams around the league, Mayfield will be a top free agent if the Buccaneers allow him to reach the market.  To keep him in a Bucs’ uniform, they will have to spend.

According to NFL Insiders Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero & Mike Garafolo, Tampa Bay will need to open the check book:

“There’s mutual interest in Mayfield returning to Tampa Bay for a second season. But there’s a strong chance it’ll be a lot more expensive this time: After earning just under $7 million in 2024 for a team that was cash and salary-cap strapped, Mayfield now is a free agent again and positioned to cash in.”

If Mayfield sees a bigger contract out there for him (which could command around $75 million), perhaps he still decides to test the market to explore his worth.  Here are four potential big contract options for Mayfield in NFL free agency.