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With a fourth round draft pick on the line, the Carolina Panthers should bench the underperforming Baker Mayfield.  It just makes sense.

According to a clause in Mayfield’s trade contract with Cleveland, the Browns receive a fourth round pick from the Panthers if Mayfield takes more than 70% of the Panthers offensive snaps this season.  If he doesn’t, the Browns will only be entitled to a fifth round pick.  These are the types of deals that are commonly referred to as “conditional picks” when you hear about trade details.

So where do we currently stand with Mayfield’s snap count? According to a stat tracking website, Mayfield has played 373 of the team’s 640 snaps this year, or a little over 58 percent.  If the Carolina Panthers bench Mayfield now, they can rest easy about keeping that fourth round pick.

A lot of people are hating on Mayfield right now, and I get it.  His outings have not been stellar.  In his defense, I’d point out that he had limited practice reps with the starters under the failed Matt Rhule experiment. He has also battled injury this season.  But I don’t see Mayfield being the way forward, so it seems like we are throwing good money after bad if we give up a fourth rounder for him when it could only cost us a fifth rounder.

There’s still no word on who will start at quarterback for the Panthers against the Broncos this Sunday.  Coach Steve Wilks told reporters Monday he would make that decision by Wednesday.

By 2025 Carolina Panthers Game Day Experience Predicted 6th Most Expensive In NFL

Attending a football game is a great way to bring families and communities together. The common goal of rooting for a team connects people from all over. I have very fond memories of attending NFL and college football games growing up (and to this day!).  But is the average family being priced out of attending games? It’s sure seeming that way. In fact, if you’re in North Carolina and a Panthers fan, it most likely is. A new study by Betway has determined that by 2025 the Carolina Panthers game day experience will be the 6th most expensive in the NFL.

The study considered the cost of tickets, jerseys, hot dogs, and beers at the game for a family of four. And it’s never been cheap by any standards. But the amount you can expect to shell out? It’s hard to say “that’s worth it”. And I am a die-hard football fan and college football season ticket holder.

To discover which fanbase is expected to see the biggest spike in prices Betway created the ‘Future Family Fandom Cost’ Index.  The index forecasts how much each fanbase will be paying come 2025. And it’s bad news for Panthers fans.

One of the metrics you’ll see in the list below is Total Family Cost. The total family cost is based on a family of four. It includes the price of 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 soft drinks, 2 beers, 1 adult jersey, and parking. One thing worth noting is that cost of an adult jersey is standard throughout the NFL. Except for the Washington Commanders. Assumedly due to the name change.

Some interesting tidbits I picked up are the following:

  • The cheapest beer in the NFL in 2025 is predicted to be the New York Jets at $1.25. Umm that’s a fantastic deal!
  • In contrast, the most expensive is the Washington Commanders at $27.44. That’s enough to keep me sober.
  • A hot dog and soda will each cost you just $3 in Baltimore.
  • The cheapest tickets come from the Los Angeles Chargers- just $18.90 per ticket.
  • The most expensive ticket? The Las Vegas Raiders at $469.12. That’s the vacation destination price I guess!

The Carolina Panthers Game Day Experience

To enjoy a Carolina Panthers game in 2025 you can expect to spend $909.82 for a family of 4. For that price, I’d be livid if we lost! It’s very telling to me that this is the state of the franchise. Owner David Tepper is the richest in the NFL. The team has also spent the last several seasons as one of the league’s worst. It’s extremely hard to get fans to justify the cost to see a lackluster team that is lacking big-name stars. Asking fans to fork out that kind of cash is tone deaf IMO. Especially considering Tepper’s recent debacles with the Rock Hill and Eastland Mall projects.

To put this in contrast let’s look at the next closest NFL team to Charlotte. That would be the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons got their new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2017. It cost $1.6 billion to build. Yet Falcons rank 26th on the prediction list. Panthers tickets are predicted to be $151.48 compared to $108.61. I’ve actually been to this stadium for a concert and it stuck out to me how affordable the food and drink were. You’re looking at a forecasted $5.00 for a beer, $2.00 for a soda, and $3.56 for a hot dog. That is a very reasonable price to pay for families and spectators.

If this prediction holds true and the Carolina Panthers game day experience in the NFL it will be interesting to see how this impacts ticket sales. Obviously, this largely will be influenced by the success of the team in the next few years. But I don’t see myself spending almost $1,000 to attend a game when the odds say we are going to lose. Hopefully this season will be the start of a better run for the home team. Keep Pounding!

  • 32. Los Angeles Chargers

    Los Angeles Chargers

    Ticket Price (2025): $18.90

    Parking Price (2025): $145.38

    Beer Price (2025): $12.07

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $6.00

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $14.22

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $635.54

    Family Total Cost (2025): $544.35

     

  • 31. Arizona Cardinals

    Arizona Cardinals

    Ticket Price (2025): $84.83

    Parking Price (2025): $4.56

    Beer Price (2025): $10.99

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $5.00

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $5.70

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $572.53

    Family Total Cost (2025): $626.98

     

  • 30. New York Jets

    New York Jets

    Ticket Price (2025): $94.16

    Parking Price (2025): $9.21

    Beer Price (2025): $1.25

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $2.20

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $6.00

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $620.30

    Family Total Cost (2025): $639.52

     

  • 29. Detroit Lions

    Detroit Lions

    Ticket Price (2025): $89.94

    Parking Price (2025): $9.78

    Beer Price (2025): $5.00

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $5.25

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $6.25

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $612.33

    Family Total Cost (2025): $643.89

     

  • 28. Jacksonville Jaguars

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    Ticket Price (2025): $80.14

    Parking Price (2025): $21.44

    Beer Price (2025): $13.79

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $9.77

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $9.77

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $589.49

    Family Total Cost (2025): $666.05

     

  • 27. Dallas Cowboys

    Dallas Cowboys

    Ticket Price (2025): $81.01

    Parking Price (2025): $41.11

    Beer Price (2025): $10.58

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $8.64

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $7.14

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $696.37

    Family Total Cost (2025): $667.80

     

  • 26. Atlanta Falcons

    Atlanta Falcons

    Ticket Price (2025): $108.61

    Parking Price (2025): $23.10

    Beer Price (2025): $5.00

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $2.00

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $3.56

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $641.37

    Family Total Cost (2025): $708.13

     

  • 25. Cincinnati Bengals

    Bengals

    Ticket Price (2025): $92.18

    Parking Price (2025): $11.60

    Beer Price (2025): $5.85

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $16.00

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $9.79

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $567.29

    Family Total Cost (2025): $713.54

     

  • 24. Indianapolis Colts

    Indianapolis Colts

    Ticket Price (2025): $116.85

    Parking Price (2025): $13.80

    Beer Price (2025): $10.45

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $2.53

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $6.28

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $650.29

    Family Total Cost (2025): $755.72

     

  • 23. Minnesota Vikings

    Vikings

    Ticket Price (2025): $119.09

    Parking Price (2025): $1.92

    Beer Price (2025): $10.52

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $5.50

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $7.03

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $689.44

    Family Total Cost (2025): $776.77

     

  • 22. Tennessee Titans

    Tennessee Titans

    Ticket Price (2025): $111.52

    Parking Price (2025): $9.58

    Beer Price (2025): $20.58

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $5.54

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $10.67

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $627.67

    Family Total Cost (2025): $779.98

     

  • 21. Miami Dolphins

    Miami Dolphins

    Ticket Price (2025): $110.85

    Parking Price (2025): $43.20

    Beer Price (2025): $14.75

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $5.70

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $6.75

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $637.03

    Family Total Cost (2025): $784.24

     

  • 20. New Orleans Saints

    New Orleans Saints

    Ticket Price (2025): $119.50

    Parking Price (2025): $2.10

    Beer Price (2025): $13.79

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $7.84

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $7.14

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $670.93

    Family Total Cost (2025): $785.96

     

  • 19. Buffalo Bills

    Buffalo Bills

    Ticket Price (2025): $111.10

    Parking Price (2025): $47.64

    Beer Price (2025): $12.07

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $7.14

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $7.00

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $608.95

    Family Total Cost (2025): $791.09

     

  • 18. Los Angeles Rams

    Los Angeles Rams

    Ticket Price (2025): $79.78

    Parking Price (2025): $151.93

    Beer Price (2025): $13.31

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $6.00

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $13.11

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $728.50

    Family Total Cost (2025): $794.45

     

  • 17. Chicago Bears

    Chicago Bears

    Ticket Price (2025): $119.74

    Parking Price (2025): $14.51

    Beer Price (2025): $12.67

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $7.14

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $7.25

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $762.19

    Family Total Cost (2025): $794.73

     

  • 16. Houston Texans

    Texans

    Ticket Price (2025): $123.94

    Parking Price (2025): $16.08

    Beer Price (2025): $8.64

    Soft Drink Price (2025): 6.66$

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $5.54

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $716.07

    Family Total Cost (2025): $796.25

     

  • 15. Baltimore Ravens

    Baltimore Ravens

    Ticket Price (2025): $125.84

    Parking Price (2025): $32.02

    Beer Price (2025): $10.99

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $3.00

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $3.00

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $677.97

    Family Total Cost (2025): $799.68

     

  • 14. Denver Broncos

    Denver Broncos

    Ticket Price (2025): $123.28

    Parking Price (2025): $36.40

    Beer Price (2025): $9.26

    Soft Drink Price (2025): 5.54$

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $5.50

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $693.56

    Family Total Cost (2025): $810.56

     

  • 13. Seattle Seahawks

    Seattle Seahawks

    Ticket Price (2025): $131.01

    Parking Price (2025): $11.82

    Beer Price (2025): $12.83

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $6.66

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $5.70

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $722.99

    Family Total Cost (2025): $829.24

     

  • 12. Washington Commanders

    Washington Commanders

    Ticket Price (2025): $124.75

    Parking Price (2025): $86.40

    Beer Price (2025): $27.44

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $7.14

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $2.96

    Jersey Price (2025): $149.99

    Family Cost (2021): $722.27

    Family Total Cost (2025): $830.68

     

  • 11. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Ticket Price (2025): $136.27

    Parking Price (2025): $39.11

    Beer Price (2025): $9.90

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $7.47

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $6.27

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $725.55

    Family Total Cost (2025): $877.29

     

  • 10. New England Patriots

    New England Patriots

    Ticket Price (2025): $140.73

    Parking Price (2025): $25.66

    Beer Price (2025): $12.83

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $6.17

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $5.70

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $789.29

    Family Total Cost (2025): $880.08

     

  • 9. Green Bay Packers

    Green Bay Packers v Arizona Cardinals

    Ticket Price (2025): $142.40

    Parking Price (2025): $24.94

    Beer Price (2025): $11.87

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $6.66

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $6.00

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $784.88

    Family Total Cost (2025): $887.24

     

  • 8. Philadelphia Eagles

    Eagles

    Ticket Price (2025): $143.43

    Parking Price (2025): $22.01

    Beer Price (2025): $14.75

    Soft Drink Price (2025): 6.04$

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $6.53

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $780.36

    Family Total Cost (2025): $893.85

     

  • 7. Kansas City Chiefs

    Chiefs

    Ticket Price (2025): $141.50

    Parking Price (2025): $46.74

    Beer Price (2025): $10.92

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $6.66

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $6.00

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $673.00

    Family Total Cost (2025): $903.52

     

  • 6. Carolina Panthers

    Carolina Panthers

    Ticket Price (2025): $151.48

    Parking Price (2025): $21.29

    Beer Price (2025): $12.83

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $5.33

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $4.32

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $693.99

    Family Total Cost (2025): $909.82

     

  • 5. New York Giants

    New York Giants

    Ticket Price (2025): $115.31

    Parking Price (2025): $192.96

    Beer Price (2025): $13.31

    Soft Drink Price (2025): 7.11$

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $7.63

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $731.83

    Family Total Cost (2025): $958.12

     

  • 4. Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Browns

    Ticket Price (2025): $185.93

    Parking Price (2025): $19.59

    Beer Price (2025): $9.08

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $5.00

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $6.00

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $651.50

    Family Total Cost (2025): $1043.82

     

  • 3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Tampa Bay

    Ticket Price (2025): $165.86

    Parking Price (2025): $88.74

    Beer Price (2025): $13.79

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $6.04

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $7.63

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $690.72

    Family Total Cost (2025): $1052.78

     

  • 2. San Francisco 49ers

    San Francisco 49ers

    Ticket Price (2025): $199.28

    Parking Price (2025): $24.93

    Beer Price (2025): $15.21

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $4.00

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $5.00

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $821.16

    Family Total Cost (2025): $1106.80

     

  • 1. Las Vegas Raiders

    Las Vegas Raiders

    Ticket Price (2025): $469.12

    Parking Price (2025): $55.04

    Beer Price (2025): $6.02

    Soft Drink Price (2025): $10.67

    Hot Dog Price (2025): $12.12

    Jersey Price (2025): $218.35

    Family Cost (2021): $898.57

    Family Total Cost (2025): $2253.03