1 Wild Fact About Baker Mayfield’s First Two Games With Buccaneers

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The 2023 season has been off to a good start for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one reason why is the play of Baker Mayfield.

Coming into the 2023 season, there were a lot of questions surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After winning the NFC South last season, the Buccaneers were eliminated rather quickly in the playoffs and it marked the end of Tom Brady’s career.

For the Buccaneers, they didn’t have a plan for the future at the quarterback position. In the offseason, the Bucs addressed that need when they signed Baker Mayfield, with the hope of him being able to find some consistency and success.

So far, the Bucs are off to a strong start to the season, as they have won both games so far. With the win over the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, the Bucs seem like are going to be able to exceed expectations this season.

A big reason for that is Baker Mayfield. Recently, Baker did something that hasn’t been done for the Bucs since 2000.

Protecting the football is so key in the NFL and something that can make or break a team. As we saw against the Vikings, the turnover differential was one of the reasons why the Buccaneers were able to come out victorious. Against the Bears, the Bucs once again won the turnover battle, as Justin Fields threw two interceptions.

For Mayfield, he put together a really strong game against the Bears, as he totaled 317 passing yards and one passing touchdown. As the former number-one overall pick, Mayfield certainly has talent, however, he has never really lived up to his potential in the NFL.

While the sample size is small, Mayfield looks comfortable with the Bucs and is playing some good football, which includes him not turning the ball over. Interceptions have certainly been something that has bothered Mayfield in the past, as he has thrown 64 interceptions in his career.

With Baker Mayfield playing well and not turning the ball over, the Buccaneers will continue to be in a position to succeed this season.