Baker Reagan Mayfield born on April 14 1995 is a National Football League (NFL) quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Following his time at Texas Tech, Mayfield went on to play college football at the University of Oklahoma, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a senior and became the first walk-on player to do so.
The Cleveland Browns selected him first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. Mayfield set the NFL rookie quarterback record for passing touchdowns in his first season, as well as snapping the Browns’ 19-game losing streak. His best season came in 2020 when he led the Browns to their first playoff appearance since 2002 and their first playoff victory since 1994.
Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers in 2022 as a result of his inconsistent play and disagreements with Browns management. He was released by the Panthers near the end of the season after more inconsistent play and injuries, and he finished the year with the Los Angeles Rams. Mayfield signed with the Buccaneers prior to the 2023 season.
Baker Mayfield net worth
Baker Mayfield’s net worth is currently estimated to be around $22 million. When the Cleveland Browns drafted Mayfield, he agreed to a $32 million contract. He received a $21.8 million signing bonus. Mayfield also earns a substantial amount of money from endorsement deals and commercials. In his draft year (2018), he was one of the highest paid rookie players in the NFL. He makes around $10 million per year from endorsement deals and commercials.
Baker Mayfield Salary
Baker Mayfield signed agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year, $4,000,000 contract that included a $2,875,000 signing bonus, $4,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,000,000. Mayfield will earn a base salary of $1,125,000 and a signing bonus of $2,875,000 in 2023, with a $1,700,000 cap hit and a dead cap value of $4,000,000.
Following the terms of his rookie contract with the Browns, Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers in July 2022 and signed a one-year contract. He was set to earn a salary of around $4.8 million in 2022, with an option for $3.5 million in performance bonuses. When Mayfield was traded to the Los Angeles Rams, they honored the terms of his initial contract with the Cleveland Browns, which he signed in 2018.
Baker Mayfield Endorsements
Baker Mayfield may not have had much success on the field for the Browns, but he made a name for himself off the field. He is one of the most successful commercial stars in the world. Mayfield has endorsement deals with companies such as Nike, Hulu, Panini America, and Leaf Trading Cards, among others. His most successful commercials, however, are for Progressive Insurance. Mayfield has appeared in a series of successful commercials for Progressive called ‘At Home With Baker Mayfield,’ which are well received by fans. Mayfield earns around $10 million per year from commercials and endorsement deals.
Baker Mayfield Investment Loss
Baker Wad filed a petition in a court in Austin, Texas on August 19, 2023, requesting financial records from an investment firm for the years 2018 to 2023. The petition also requested depositions from six investment managers. Surprisingly, two of those businesses were founded by Baker’s father, James Mayfield. Baker’s petition sought to learn what happened to the $12 million he had invested with the firms. According to the petition, Baker has no idea “if their money has been properly and competently invested, stolen or otherwise misappropriated, or something in between.”
Baker earned slightly more than $50 million between the years in question, 2018 to 2023. That would have been reduced to $20 million after taxes and fees. So, if $12 million was truly stolen or misplaced, that would be 60% of his total net earnings.
Baker Mayfield Wife
Baker Mayfield’s wife, Emily Wilkinson Mayfield, has been an unwavering supporter in his personal life. The couple’s love story began in 2017 when they were introduced by a mutual friend. They fell in love quickly and got engaged after only six months.
They exchanged vows in a lavish wedding ceremony in California in July 2019. Emily, who is originally from Nebraska, has carved out a successful career as an influencer, using her over 200,000 Instagram followers to share updates about travel, fitness, and life with Baker. They navigate the ups and downs of their personal and professional lives together.
Baker Mayfield and Emily Wilkinson Mayfield are active members of the community’s charitable organizations. Providence House, a Cleveland-based organization that assists at-risk families, is one notable cause they support.
Baker Mayfield Quotes
“I just think everybody just needs to be more disciplined. I think everybody knows what the problem is. We’ll see if it’s just a bad technique or just see what it is. Dumb penalties hurting ourselves and then penalties on my part. Just dumb stuff.” – Baker Mayfield
“You can focus on the few things that give people a negative image about me, or you can see the other things I’ve done, or talk to people in my inner circle who know more about who I really am.” – Baker Mayfield
“That’s the biggest difference from college to NFL. Everybody’s so talented at this level, the difference is knowing the game – knowing where to go with the ball in my position, knowing how to execute your job to the highest level. In college, you could just get by playing ball.” – Baker Mayfield