The Los Angeles Rams have claimed former No. 1 decide Baker Mayfield off waivers, in accordance with studies.
The Carolina Panthers waived Mayfield on Monday after he performed simply seven video games with the group. Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks mentioned waiving the quarterback was a mutual choice between each events, in accordance with an ESPN report. Wilks mentioned Mayfield requested to be launched after discovering out he wouldn’t be the beginning quarterback or backup in Carolina going ahead, the report added.
The Panthers (4-8) — nonetheless in rivalry to win the lowly NFC South — will proceed the season with former Jets’ quarterback Sam Darnold and PJ Walker.
The Rams will tackle the remaining $1.35 million left on Mayfield’s contract. The previous Browns’ draft decide is within the closing 12 months of a four-year, $32.6 million deal and can be a free agent on the finish of the season.
“It is a powerful enterprise,” Wilks instructed reporters on Monday. “Sitting on this seat, it was a tricky choice on my half, however one thing I felt like was the most effective transfer for the group transferring ahead.’
Mayfield is predicted to reach in Los Angeles by Tuesday night time and is in play to begin below middle towards the Las Vegas Raiders at Sofi Stadium on Thursday. The group is within the means of sending Mayfield the offensive playbook to make sure the quarterback is able to play in a brief turnaround towards the Raiders, in accordance with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The defending Tremendous Bowl champions are bringing in Mayfield after placing Matthew Stafford on injured reserved because of a spinal wire contusion harm. Stafford injured his neck within the Week 11 loss to the New Orleans Saints and hasn’t performed since. Stafford is eligible to return to motion in Week 17 towards the Los Angeles Chargers, however Rams coach Sean McVay mentioned “there’s a great likelihood” the quarterback can be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
Stafford’s incapacity to play made the Rams (3-9) a touchdown spot for Mayfield, who carries a Whole QBR ranking of 18.2 — that ranks final within the NFL amongst certified quarterbacks. Mayfield began simply six video games for the Panthers this season after the Cleveland Browns traded the quarterback for a conditional 2024 fifth-round draft decide in July.
Mayfield’s tenure with the Panthers ends after he went 1-5 in video games he began this season.
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