The Cleveland Browns traded Baker Mayfield, the former No. 1 draft pick, to the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday. In this article, we examine the impact that the trade has on the Panthers’ 2022 regular-season win total.

In response to the Browns’ acquisition of QB Deshaun Watson earlier this offseason, Mayfield has been granted his wish and has been traded to a new team. Around the time of the NFL draft, there were rumors that the Panthers were interested, but none of those rumors came to pass, until Wednesday.

It appears that the Panthers have changed their mind after viewing Sam Darnold and Matt Corral during OTAs, and they have opted to acquire the disgruntled Browns quarterback. 

Does Mayfield affect the Panthers’ win total? How have the odds changed?


Movement in the Panthers’ Win Total

In the opening line, the Panthers had a win total of 6 and the Under was slightly favored at -115.