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Browns Have 8-Word Goodbye Message For Baker Mayfield

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield on the field.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 14: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns reacts against the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Say what you will about Baker Mayfield, but the former No. 1 overall pick poured his heart and soul into the Cleveland Browns organization from the moment he was drafted in 2018.

After an up-and-down start to his NFL career, he helped the Browns break their 18-year postseason drought in 2020. But after an injury-ridden season in 2021, the Cleveland organization seemed to lose faith in their starting signal caller.

Just days before the Browns landed Deshaun Watson in a blockbuster trade, Mayfield requested a trade away from Cleveland.

On Wednesday, he got his wish — acquired by the Carolina Panthers in a much-anticipated trade.

The Browns organization sent Mayfield on his way with a succinct farewell.

"Thank you, Baker. Wishing you well in Carolina," the team wrote on Twitter.

For the first time in his NFL career, Mayfield will suit up for a new team this coming season. He's set to embark on a quarterback battle with incumbent starter Sam Darnold during this year's Carolina training camp.