On December 5, Mayfield was released from the Carolina Panthers, less than 24 hours after he requested to be released from the team.
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In one day, Mayfield had been claimed off of waivers by the Rams, and was on a plane that very day, headed to LA.
Two days later, he led the Rams to a thrilling, comeback win on Thursday Night Football, which earned him the title of NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
There’s one more thing.
He’s the Rams’ new starting quarterback, with his first performance as their starter coming this Monday, where he will face off against the Green Bay Packers in primetime.
Let Him Bake
Having a first name such as Baker has certainly led to many cooking/baking types of nicknames for Mayfield.
Whatever he and the Rams are cooking, the world will be watching.
For the remainder of the season, the Rams are scheduled to face off against the Packers, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, and Seattle Seahawks.
With the game against the Chargers currently scheduled as a Sunday Night Football game, three of the five games that Mayfield presumably plays for the Rams this year will happen in primetime.
Mayfield isn’t tied to the Rams long-term and is looking to ignite his career in a new direction, with a new team.
Will Mayfield and the Rams be able to recreate some more magic in their remaining games?