NFL free agency: Buccaneers replace Tom Brady with former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield

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Baker Mayfield is joining the Buccaneers on a one-year deal. (Photo by Steph Chambers / Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their answer at now that Tom Brady has retired. The team selected former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield with a One year, $8.5 million deal Wednesday, according NFL Network’s Tom Pellicero.

Mayfield, 27, got off a rough start last season after leaving the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers in July and opened the season as the team’s starter. He went 1–4 before being injured during the team’s Week 5 game. After that Mayfield was mostly used as a backup by Carolina, though was thrust into the starting lineup in Week 11 after an injury to PJ Walker.

In December, the team released Mayfield. He was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Rams and just days after joining he led a game-winning drive with his new team. Mayfield put up better numbers with Los Angeles, although the fourth-quarter drive remained the high point of his tenure with the franchise.

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