The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to win the NFC South division of the NFL, and even though it is a tight race, they are the clear favorite at the moment to get that done. Baker Mayfield has had a very under rated year, arguably the best of his career silencing many doubters and haters along the way. Baker can cash in on huge incentives that were written into his contract if the team can win the division.
Baker as already qualified for a 1 million dollar bonus because he hasn’t missed a game all year and he would cash out another 1 million dollar bonus if the Bucs can take home the division title and make the post season. Baker can walk away with a total of 4.5 million dollars in incentives when the year is over which is no chump change. He deserves the incentives and the recent report that they are going to extend him in the off season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Love Playing With Baker Mayfield
With the recent report that the Buccaneers and Mayfield are mutually interested in an extension, and the reports that the players in the locker room absolutely love Baker, you cant help but love his comeback story and how amazing he has played this year. In a year that we have seen many starting quarterback go down to injury, Baker has played every game and played well.
Baker has has a stout season so far with a 63.5 completion percentage for 3,315 yards and 24 touchdowns. He has also barley been turning the ball over making the Bucs competitive against any team in the NFL. If Baker can finish the job he will bring in an extra 4.5 million in bonuses, not bad for a quarterback that was written off.
Head Coach Todd Bowles has raved about Baker’s play and his character all year. He was quoted saying:
“His mindset is unbelievable, “You know he’s a player’s player. He’s a warrior. He is always encouraging the guys. He leads by not just voice but example, as well. He’s kind of a quarterback/offensive linemen mentality; he’ll stick his face in the fan.”
Bakers play has also inspired the locker room, who just last season was playing with the goat himself Tom Brady. Bowles was later quoted saying:
“These guys follow him and they love him to death, and he’s a great leader. And he really has done it his whole career.”
With a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Baker should lock up another million in bonuses and even more importantly for the Bucs, their chances of playing in the NFL playoffs this year will sky rocket. Its hard to make the NFL playoffs in general, and Baker will do it in style in his first season with Tampa, and will probably be their answer at the position going forward.
BAKER MAYFIELD IS ON FIRE (again). pic.twitter.com/8hPtFfzuZ5
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Baker Mayfield is a man of the people 🤝
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