Baker Mayfield trade: Robbie Anderson addresses past comments about new quarterback

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Carolina Panthers After the team agreed to acquire a quarterback from the Cleveland Browns, wide receiver Robbie Anderson relented on claims of Baker Mayfield having a problem with him.

Anderson’s alleged issue with Mayfield resurfaced after the trade between the Browns and the Panthers. When the initial rumors about the Panthers surfaced interest in mayfield Earlier this year, Anderson commented “Nooooo” on a fan account.

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Carolina Panthers #11, Robbie Anderson, reacts after a catch during the second half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The wide receiver tweeted a clip of his remarks about Mayfield and Sam Darnold earlier in the year. He wrote that he had no problem with his new partner, and that people should stop trying to “illustrate that narrative.”

“I just said what I said,” Anderson said in June when asked about the comment. “It’s just my thoughts, my thoughts. Just trying to be a good teammate for my quarterback. [Sam Darnold], That’s it. Just trying to defend a guy who is my quarterback in a sense. this much only.”

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#11 of the Carolina Panthers, Robbie Anderson, looks before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

#11 of the Carolina Panthers, Robbie Anderson, looks before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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Mayfield spent four seasons with the Browns. He took Cleveland to a playoff win in 2020. It was the Browns’ first playoff win since the 1994 season. It was Cleveland’s first playoff appearance since 2002 and the first winning season since 2007.

His 2021 season was in disarray as he tried to play through injuries. In 14 games, he had 3,010 passing yards, 17 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions.

Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns warms up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wis.

Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns warms up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wis.
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Carolina was 5-12 last season and finished last in the NFC South. The team was ranked 29th in points scored and 30th in yards.