Look: Baker Mayfield uniform number and jersey revealed
By Josh Hill
After signing with the team back in March, the team have officially unveiled the first look at Baker Mayfield’s Buccaneers jersey.
It’s been about a month since Baker Mayfield joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and fans are slowly starting to get a look at what he’ll bring to the team.
We’ll have to wait until training camp to see what he brings on the field, but that’s not stopping the team from soft launching Mayfield as the newest member of the team.
The Bucs officially revealed Mayfield’s uniform, letting us know what he’ll look like when he takes the field and putting his jersey on sale for fans to buy.
It will be interesting to see how many Mayfield jerseys show up at Raymond James Stadium next season
Baker Mayfield Buccaneers jersey number revealed
While Mayfield will be wearing a new uniform this year, some things will look the same. In the official jersey reveal, it was announced that Mayfield would be donning the same No. 6 he wore during his time with the Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers.
Julio Jones wore No. 6 last year for the Bucs, but it’s unlikely that he’ll be back next year even though he remains a free agent.
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Now that we know what Baker Mayfield looks like in a Buccaneers jersey, the question becomes how does he look in a Bucs uniform. Expectations aren’t as high as some folks might be making out, as Mayfield is not going to come in and replace Tom Brady.
Not a single soul in the building, from Todd Bowles on down, thinks this.
The benefit of bringing in Mayfield is to have him compete with Kyle Trask and kill two birds with one $4 million stone. If Mayfield beats out Trask, then that essentially tells the Bucs all they need to know about him and the front office can plan accordingly. Should Mayfield outright lose the quarterback battle to Trask, then Tampa Bay can spend the season assessing whether he truly has what it takes to be the guy the team builds around.
Either way, the Bucs will pay $4 million if Mayfield is beaten out and up to $8.5 million if he wins the job and makes the team competitive next season. It’s a win-win situation, and a low-risk gamble that continues to set the team up to truly build itself for the post-Brady era next offseason.