The Pro Football Writers of America have named Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield their Most Improved Player of the 2023 season, capping a career-defining comeback for the former first-overall draft pick.
After a disastrous 2022 season in which Mayfield bounced from the Panthers to the Rams, Mayfield joined the Bucs as a reclamation project on a bare-bones one-year contract. Mayfield rewarded the Bucs with career highs in yardage, completions and touchdowns as well as the NFC South division title and a playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mayfield is also a nominee for the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year. With postseason accolades falling Mayfield’s way, the Bucs have a big decision to make regarding his future in Tampa Bay.