Baker Mayfield On Pace For 29 TDs, 8 INTs & 3,748 Yards Passing

October 1st, 2023

Damn good for an inexpensive quarterback with no running game!

Joe is giving Baker Mayfield a standing ovation for his performance in the Bucs’ blowout of the Saints today, and for his work overall through four games.

Bucs running backs averaged 3.0 yards per carry today. No problem. Mayfield had all the answers going 25-for-32 for 246 yards and touchdown passes to three different young pass catchers: Trey Palmer, Cade Otton and Deven Thompkins.

Mayfield is now on pace for a 2023 season with 29 touchdowns, 8 interceptions and 3,748 yards passing. Perhaps more impressive is his completion rate of .696 percent!

Man, Joe wonders how good Kyle Trask really is if he was giving Mayfield real competition in training camp.

Joe is so damn happy for the Bucs, for fans everywhere and for stellar quarterback play. And if you don’t think what Mayfield is doing is “stellar” in a brand new offense while absorbing some big hits, then you’re sadly mistaken.

47 Responses to “Baker Mayfield On Pace For 29 TDs, 8 INTs & 3,748 Yards Passing”

  1. Jack Clark Says:

    TAMPA BAY!!!!!! Thank you Todd Bowles! LFG

  2. CallTheSaltTruck Says:

    12 ints? Joe seems confused. More like 8. He’s only got 2 ints on the season, not 3. 2 over 4 games is 8.5 over 17 games, not 12.

  3. CHRISTOS Says:

    I think Mayfield had his best game today overall but he did have 2 really bad throws.The pick and the almost pick.
    We moved the ball well today better than i expected. Hopefully Offense continues to grow and the running game can get better.
    Go Bucs

  4. RIs_Buc Says:

    “Now that Brady’s gone the Bucs can go back to being the Bucs”
    -Cam Jordan

  5. It's Corn Says:

    Meanwhile Winston is on pace for 500 interceptions and 0 passer rating. America’s Quarterback!

  6. Citrus County Says:

    During training camp I suggested that Dave Canales could help Baker Mayfield become our version of Drew Brees.

    I also later suggested that the Glazers may have found the perfect blend of Tony Dungy and Mike Tomlin in Todd Bowles.

    Any rebuttals ?

  7. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I was optimistic about BM6 when he signed but wow, he has really exceeded my expectations in every way and if this continues, we have our franchise QB I believe. Also I love how Baker and Emily have embraced Tampa and I feel like this could be a great fit long term.

  8. adam from ny Says:

    bakers cookin’ in the pot

  9. Geo Says:

    Bake extends the play and it’s paying off. Fun to watch too!

  10. Casual Observer Says:

    Mayfield has been a great surprise. Fine field generalship. Scrambles until he sees a receiver better than I ever recall. Keep it up and the Bucs will surprise all the pundits. Forget the Eagles game; build on this one.

  11. Why Not Says:

    I am starting to believe Baker can hit 4,000 if the offense continues to improve. Even though we ran the ball better today, we need more production from that position. Maybe we should explore trading for Jonathan Taylor. He could make a difference for us this year.

  12. Paratrooper Buc Says:

    Jordan can kiss our collective ass. That was a dirty play on Mayfield and he thought we would be an easy win. Offense did good and defense was great. Winfield is amazing. Wish Mike wasn’t hurt.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Mayfield is fearless…..extending drives…..getting in FG range……scrambling….

  14. Onetrickpony Says:

    Good game glad they beat the Saints. Jameis Winston’s first throw was an interception. I thought I was going to die laughing

  15. Rayjay1122 Says:

    One more thing, 3-1….. Shake and Bake baby!!!!

  16. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    What we’ve witnessed the past four weeks is Bowles Ball. Win the TO and TOP battles, play solid defense, and run the ball no matter what. Old school.

  17. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    So glad to eat my words and enjoy the win. Still say Godwin is so much better and reliable than Evans. Hope Mayfield stays healthy and hot.

  18. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Proving all the doubters wrong who were clamoring for Trask to start the entire off season….

  19. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Well done, Baker. Earning fans ( including teammates ) left and right these days. Used Carr is who we thought he was…and is. Glad The Bucs aren’t on the hook for that lightweight’s contract.

    There’s an elf author/aficionado who begged for Carr and buried Baker before the season. I wonder if we can summon this pear shaped Petey with some fairy dust and a shout out?

  20. dmatt Says:

    Did YaYa Diaby start the game. I’m not complaining cause my belief is he should be starting over JTS whom I saw later on in the game. YaYa Diaby brings the heat with violence contrary to JTS’ passive, confused, n weak play. Moving forward, YaYa Diaby should be the starter for the remainder of the season. I rest my case.

  21. Irishmist Says:

    He’s got moxie.

  22. BucsBeast Says:

    Pay the Baker’s man!
    Dude has that gamer mentality and that F it, go it personally
    I’m all in!
    Sign The Baker’s man!

  23. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    “This Joe” left out that Bake was also the second leading rusher with 31 yards (3.9 avg). Not bad for a short, fat, slow guy who is the worst QB in the league the last three years.

  24. Citrus County Says:

    YaYa sure does remind me of JPP.

  25. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    There’s a reason Baker was the #1 draft pick several years ago. I thought his signing was “okay.” He is clearly exceeding my modest expectations.
    Somebody needs to tell Jay Miss that California is paying fast food workers $20.00 an hour. That’s his next career if he blows through his money.

  26. Bucsalltheway Says:

    Bye week landed at the perfect time….people don’t realize we can make a serious run..our back up corners play pretty good love McCollum speed

  27. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    The Dude abides

  28. confido75 Says:

    Nice recovery from Monday night! BM is on his way to becoming our next franchise QB.

  29. Mike C Says:

    I am ok with having 2 competent QBs on the roster despite old wisdom saying we have none.

  30. Watch More ALL22 Before Commenting Says:

    Imagine if they let the offense run through Mayfield. He’s left 100 to 150 yards on the field every game, and especially in the CHI and NO games, when they got the lead and Canales got conservative.

  31. Jay Says:

    To “This or that Joe” who is standing in the Rain:
    You forgot ugly! 🙂

    Really impressed, we really sucked the Life out of the crowd and the Saints.
    I really hate them and this win was pure gold.
    Jaymiss delivered also = perfect day!

    Although i don’t believe we can challenge the really good ones like Bills/49ers, which we already showed against the Eagles. The commanders where in the Game till the very end against eagles, but we seemed to never have a chance against them.

    But i’m looking forward for this season and think we got a really solid Base, which we should upgrade through the next draft (Pass rusher or maybe Dline again/also MLB)

    But i don’t see the need to “collaps for caleb” anymore…

  32. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Mike C

    Who says we have 2 “competent QBs???”

    Trask hasn’t done a single thing….we have 1

  33. Citrus County Says:

    The way this team is coming together and with good luck regarding injuries, I see no reason that we can’t be at least 9-8 this season. With that record or hopefully a better one, maybe the Glazers will see the importance of stability in the coaching staff. All the rookies and UFA’s will help with the cap issues. Maybe some of the players will see the Licht (pun intended) and play with a hometown discount. Brady showed them how to do that. WAKE UP #45 !!!!

  34. Mike C Says:

    Tbbucs, Joe, says it was a close competition at training camp, I will trust his eye, not your negative speculation about Trasks abilities.

  35. Defense Rules Says:

    This Bucs’ offense & coaching staff ‘fits’ Baker better than any that he’s had since coming into the league. And you can see it in his play’ he’s thriving in this offense because it takes advantage of his unique talents. Excellent start to our season. Thankfully our BYE is coming early this year because we’ve got a number of guys already banged up.

    As an aside, looking at the game stats the Bucs won in 4 areas that I’m convinced are keys to just about every game outcome:

    1 – Turnover Differential: Bucs 3-1 (Saints had 2 fumbles lost plus 1 interception)
    2 – 3rd/4th Down Efficiency: Bucs were 8-for-15 (53.3%) while the Saints were 6-for-16 (37.5%)
    3 – Time of Possession: Bucs held the ball for 31:11 minutes (67 plays) to the Saints 28:49 minutes (61 plays).
    4 – Sacks Allowed: Bucs only allowed 1 sack, while the Saints allowed 3 sacks.

    Oh that’s right, there’s 1 final stat that also counts: Bucs 26, Saints 9. Bucs are playing solid football.

  36. orlbucfan Says:

    RIs_Buc Says:
    October 1st, 2023 at 4:56 pm
    “Now that Brady’s gone the Bucs can go back to being the Bucs”
    -Cam Jordan
    Hmph! That ole fart still playing?

  37. unbelievable Says:

    Now if he can just stop throwing those lollipop rainbows into the end zone (once today for the INT, 2x last week that could have been touchdowns), he’d really be on fire!

    But Baker is playing as well as could be expected at this point IMO. No big complaints. Hopefully they continue to improve. We finally saw a few holes for the RBs today too, though it was short lived. Need more of that.

  38. James West Says:

    Trade for a decent RB, take some pressure off baker, we a 12 13 win team

  39. Wild Bill Says:

    I love the way Baker has been playing but I worry he will get hurt. He does look more like a short quick fullback the way he runs and gives up his body but one low hit to the knees could end his season. He is a better passer than I expected. Dam good big surprise so far!

  40. 1#bucsfan Says:

    I was deff one rooting for trask. Still would like to see what we got with a couple seasons under his belt prob more like 3. I’m becoming more and more of a BM6 fan. Really like what he is doing.

  41. Brandon Says:

    This team is far better after four games than last year’s team. We’re better on all three phases of the game and especially better at the QB position. Not sure last year’s team wins any of these games.

  42. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Time to sign Baker…6yrs, $200 million! Get it done now, Jason Licht!

  43. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    2 picks in 3 games. That’s an average of .67 per game. over 17 games, that is 11.39 interceptions.

    CallTheSaltTruck is mistaken.

  44. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    wait. I’m wrong. 4 games. darn it

  45. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Bonzai…’re sounding more and more like a troll, even when faced with empirical evidence.

  46. Callahan Says:

    Cheezy take; feel free to ignore… I’m a 49 year old Marino/ Oklahoma Sooner fan in Oklahoma. Weird, I know. It just so happened that the first year I could understand and love football happened to be a year where the Sooners won a National Championship and Marino lit up the NFL. Lifelong Sooner fan/ lifelong coach and teacher. I’ve watched every game Baker has played since he was a Sooner. My son is in college and Mayfield is “his Marino.” Baker isn’t Marino or Brady; he is Baker and he is really good in is own awesome way. I’m glad he is finally on a team where he might be able to have success. I love the Bucs defense. The O-line needs to really improve in order to get the running game going and to protect Bake. He can only play Houdini for so long…

  47. LANshark Says:

    As a former Browns fan, who also watched Baker play every game at Okla (wife is an OKLA grad)… he’s finally playing in the NFL the way he did in College. With the Browns, they tried to make him something he’s not, and he showed flashes of this kind of performance, but then they would sit on him and make him go back to trying to be a pocket passer. Lincoln Riley never tried to make him that – he let him get out of the pocket, buy time, and find the open guy. Actually, in college he didn’t run as much as he does now.

    As long as they keep letting him do his thing, he will get better and better.