Later today, we’ll know whether former Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield is claimed on waivers and, if so, where he’ll go.
We looked at a bunch of possibilities earlier today.
Currently, the rumor making the rounds in league circles is that Mayfield will end up with the Rams.
Thanks to a 3-9 record, the Rams are currently third in the waiver priority, with only the Texans and Bears having greater dibs.
Also, the Rams have three straight nationally-televised games — four if the Week 17 game between the Rams and Chargers somehow isn’t flexed out of Sunday night. If Mayfield is on the team, there’s at least a reason to be mildly interested in watching the games.
Finally, claiming Mayfield ensures that the 49ers won’t get him. And there’s a very real rivalry between Rams coach Sean McVay and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. While it may not be the primary reason for claiming Mayfield, it doesn’t hurt.