The Panthers demoted Baker Mayfield to No. 3 on their depth chart, which caused the quarterback to request a release from the team. Carolina granted him that, waiving him on Monday.
Mayfield couldn’t pick his next team because he was subject to waivers, giving any team the opportunity to claim him. But he had a really good feeling he’d be a Ram the next day.
After leading the Rams to a miraculous comeback win over the Raiders on Thursday night, Mayfield said on Amazon’s postgame show that he booked a flight to Los Angeles before even knowing he’d been claimed by the Rams.