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Baker Mayfield Gets Annoyed With Reporter's Question Surrounding His Pocket Presence

Adam Taylor McKillop
Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield got annoyed with a reporter's question surrounding his pocket presence.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield got annoyed with a reporter's question surrounding his pocket presence. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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When Baker Mayfield was finally traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Carolina Panthers this past offseason, there was hope a change of scenery would revitalize his largely disappointing career.

That hasn't come to fruition at this point, however, as Carolina is just 1-3 to start the year with Mayfield playing some of the worst quarterback of his career.

The pressure and disappointment might be weighing heavily on the former No. 1 overall pick. Mayfield spoke to Panthers reporters on Wednesday and got visibly annoyed with one question surrounding his pocket presence. Check out the exchange below.

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According to insider Sheena Quick, Mayfield was asked why he doesn't do drills to prevent batted balls. This is partly a question surrounding his below-average 6-foot-1 height and his repeated issue of passes getting tipped at the line of scrimmage.

Mayfield responded swiftly with a certain tone of snippiness. "If you have a drill for me, you can let me know. It's like staying in the pocket. Finding windows to throw, it's the same thing that you're saying."

The tone says it all. Mayfield is clearly frustrated with his poor performance and the team's slow start. The fifth-year veteran has career-lows in both completion rate (54.7%) and yards per completion (11.7) while throwing nearly as many interceptions (3) as touchdowns (4).

If Mayfield's play doesn't improve soon, he might end up being replaced by Sam Darnold. He'll probably have to answer a lot more questions about his pocket presence, too.

Mayfield and the Panthers have a tough test this week against the San Francisco 49ers' ferocious defense. The 49ers are 6.5-point road favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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