The 2022 season was supposed to be the year where Baker Mayfield silenced his haters as well as the former team that chose Deshaun Watson over him.

Baker Mayfield is healthy enough to play again, but the former No. 1 overall pick is now the backup in Carolina. Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks is sticking with P.J. Walker as his starter after Walker turned in another solid performance on Sunday.

Mayfield has been “the ultimate pro” and has accepted the backup role, according to Wilks.