On the heels of his recent trade to the Carolina Panthers, Baker Mayfield's former coach speaks out on the quarterback. 

Freddie Kitchens, who was at one time Mayfield's head coach during his time with the Cleveland Browns, recently spoke about the quarterback. During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Kitchens spoke about Mayfield's passion for the game of football. He said “I would say that [his passion is] an attribute that he has. It’s not necessarily a detriment.” 

Kitchens, who spent just one year as Brown's head coach, is now an analyst at South Carolina. He, later on, spoke very highly of his former quarterback. 

“I am excited for him to get Carolina and see what he can do. I think things are looking up for Baker.” 

Baker Mayfield, who was once the first overall pick in the 2018 draft, has often been ridiculed for his behavior. The former Oklahoma quarterback has also struggled at times in the NFL. 

Since entering the league in 2018, Mayfield has gone from an apparent superstar to being traded for a fifth-round pick.

Mayfield has a starting record of 29-30. He has thrown for 92 touchdowns, 14,125 yards, and 56 interceptions. 

As he arrives in Carolina, he will more than likely be the starting quarterback for the Panthers. But there is a chance for a position battle. 

The Panthers also have the third overall pick from the 2018 draft on their roster right now. Sam Darnold, who they traded for last season, struggled in his first season as the starter. After a first month of the season that saw the Panthers shine, they quickly fell off. 

Carolina also spent a third-round pick on Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral. The trio of Mayfield, Darnold, and Corral could be a talking point that is discussed all season. For any of these quarterbacks, the job could eventually be up for grabs.