Baker Mayfield Has Honest Admission On Facing Browns In Week 1.

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Now that he's officially starting quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, Baker Mayfield can look forward to a week-long matchup against his former team.

Mayfield will make his Panthers debut against the Cleveland Browns,

Which he traded before in July after acquiring Deshan Watson in the offseason.

Some athletes will insist that this is just another sport.

However, Mayfield acknowledged via ESPN's David Newton during Monday's press conference,

That their past history would bring some additional purpose to the opening matchups.

"Obviously, there's a lot of attachment there," Mayfield said.

"I'm not going to sit here and be a robot and say it doesn't make sense. It will."

Mayfield helped the Browns end a 17-year playoff drought in the third of his four seasons with the team.

However, the former No. 1 pick posted an 83.1 quarterback rating last season while playing through a torn labrum.

He requested a trade in March, calling the relationship "too far to go" before Brown acquired Watson.

According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, the organization considered Mayfield "childish and immature".

He instead turned to Watson, who has settled 23 of 24 civil lawsuits indicted and durin massage therapy sessions.

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Mayfield has often played with a chip on his shoulder during his time in Oklahoma,

So it will be interesting to see how he performs in this week 1 "Revenge Game".