Baker Mayfield, come on down: You’re the next contestant (and winner) on The Price Is Right, Charlotte edition.

For the second time in as many years, the Panthers traded for a top-3 quarterback from the 2018 draft. But unlike the Sam Darnold deal with the Jets, this time the Panthers didn’t overpay in terms of draft picks or the salary they’ll pay Mayfield. Also important: They acquired a quarterback who’s actually won a playoff game, something the Panthers haven’t done since their Super Bowl season of 2015.

The Panthers gave Cleveland a conditional fifth-round pick in 2024 (it becomes a fourth-round pick if Mayfield plays 70 percent of the snaps in 2022) on Wednesday for Mayfield, the disgruntled, former No. 1 pick who felt dissed and let the world know about it when the Browns traded for Deshaun Watson and gave him a record $230 million guaranteed in March.

After missing out in the Watson sweepstakes, the Panthers pivoted to Mayfield leading up to and during the draft. But the sides could not agree on how much each should pay of Mayfield’s $18.8 million salary. So general manager Scott Fitterer traded up for Matt Corral in the third round and played a game of chicken with the Browns, who had no leverage after not just burning the bridge with Mayfield, but obliterating it.

With no other serious suitors, the Panthers could sit and wait until the Browns agreed to pay more toward a player Panthers owner David Tepper considered a depressed asset. Eventually they did, with Cleveland ponying up $10.5 million, the Panthers contributing $4.86 million and Mayfield agreeing to take a $3.5 million pay cut.

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Panthers and Browns continued to talk intermittently over the weeks following the 2022 NFL Draft until they reached a point in the past week where they were only about $1 million apart in terms of Mayfield’s compensation.

Mayfield will have the chance to make that money back in incentives, per a league source. And if he plays well, Mayfield can potentially cash in during free agency in March, either with Carolina or elsewhere.

The 27-year-old Mayfield will arrive in Charlotte — the deal is pending a physical Thursday — with a couple of warts. Some have questioned his maturity level, with ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reporting in March the Browns wanted an “adult” at quarterback.