Trade acquisition of Baker Mayfield on Wednesday afternoon.

Mayfield, incumbent starter Sam Darnold and third-round rookie Matt Corral.

At one point during this offseason, fans and analysts wondered if the  Carolina organization would re-sign their former league MVP Cam Newton.

door is seemingly closed following their trade for Baker Mayfield

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After he spent one season with the New England Patriots in 2020,

Newton re-signed with his former Panthers squad midway through the 2021 season

The initial excitement of his return electrified the Carolina organization

but the experiment  was ultimately a disappointment.