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NFL Report: New Orleans Saints NFC South Rival Signs Veteran Quarterback To A Huge 3-Year Deal, Favorites To Repeat Division

New Orleans Saints rival offers a massive contract extension to solidify its quarterback position.
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The New Orleans Saints will have to contend with Baker Mayfield for three more seasons after he reportedly signed a 3-year, $100 million deal to stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Ian Rapoport.  $50 million will be guaranteed.  

Mayfield led the Bucs to win the NFC South Division with a 9-8 record.  During the NFL Wild Card Weekend, Tampa Bay decisively defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 32-9.  The Bucs lost to Detroit in the NFC Divisional Round by a score of 31-21.  

Baker Mayfield

During the 2023-24 season, the former Heisman Trophy winner out of Oklahoma threw for 4,044 yards, 28 touchdowns, and ten interceptions. 

Furthermore, the Pro Football Writer Association awarded Mayfield the 2023 NFL's Most Improved Player Award.   

Before the signing, several analysts have the Buccaneers as favorites to repeat as the NFC South champions for the upcoming season.