The Los Angeles Rams have claimed former No. 1 choose Baker Mayfield off waivers, in line with reviews.
The Carolina Panthers waived Mayfield on Monday after he performed simply seven video games with the staff. Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks mentioned waiving the quarterback was a mutual resolution between each events, in line 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 competition 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 choose is within the last yr of a four-year, $32.6 million deal and will likely be a free agent on the finish of the season.
“This can be a powerful enterprise,” Wilks instructed reporters on Monday. “Sitting on this seat, it was a troublesome resolution on my half, however one thing I felt like was the very best transfer for the staff transferring ahead.’’
Mayfield is predicted to reach in Los Angeles by Tuesday evening and is in play to begin below middle towards the Las Vegas Raiders at Sofi Stadium on Sunday. The staff 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 line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The defending Tremendous Bowl champions are bringing in Mayfield after placing Matthew Stafford on injured reserved as a result of a spinal twine contusion harm. Stafford has been on the sideline after injuring his neck within the Week 11 loss to the New Orleans Saints. 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 will likely be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
Stafford’s lack of ability to play made the Rams (3-9) a touchdown spot for Mayfield, who has a Whole QBR ranking of 18.2 — that ranks final within the NFL amongst certified quarterbacks. Mayfield performed simply six video games for the Panthers this season after the Cleveland Browns traded the quarterback for a conditional 2024 fifth-round draft choose in July.
Mayfield’s tenure with the Panthers ends after he went 1-5 in video games he began this season.