The Panthers believed that a fresh quarterback signing

 would solve their issue at the position for the third straight summer.

Carolina's plans have again again not materialised

This time, the Baker Mayfield Redemption Tour was involved.

On July 6, Mayfield was acquired by the Panthers in exchange for

a conditional fifth-round selection in 2024. Carolina chose

Mayfield as their quarterback rival for Sam Darnold after failing to land any

of its other QB targets, including Deshaun Watson.