REPORT: The Rams Were The Only Team To Put In A Waiver Claim For Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield isn’t a highly coveted player in the NFL and it showed when the Carolina Panthers waived the former No. 1 overall pick earlier this week.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Los Angeles Rams were the only team to place a waiver claim for the 27-year-old:

Jeremey Fowler added onto this by saying that many teams around the NFL believe Mayfield’s days as a starting quarterback could be numbered.

Rams offensive coordinator Liam Coen hinted Tuesday that’s not yet the case. 


“It’s just kind of acquiring talent, to be honest, and acquiring somebody to come in and evaluate him, but also our offense,” Coen told reporters about the team taking a flier on Mayfield. “Continuing to evaluate the offense [and] the other players. It’s more so about acquiring talent. Just getting somebody in here that we can continue to develop some competitive nature within the room.”

If Mayfield doesn’t play Thursday, the Rams presumably will get him ready to start at the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 19.

Rams starter Matthew Stafford last played during a loss to the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 20 and was officially placed on injured reserve because of a spinal cord contusion this past weekend. 

As for Mayfield, he’s 32nd with a 74.4 passer rating and a 57.8% completion percentage, and he matched six touchdown passes with six interceptions in seven games for the Panthers before Monday’s development.