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Report: Rams Were Only Team To Submit Waiver Claim For Baker Mayfield

Panthers QB Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield was claimed off of waivers by the Los Angeles Rams this Tuesday afternoon in a move that shocked the NFL. 

Now, just a few hours later, a clearer picture of the interest Mayfield generated around the league is starting to take shape. 

While Adam Schefter already reported that the San Francisco 49ers didn't submit a claim on Mayfield, ESPN's Field Yates has just posted a list of all of the teams who did. 


The Los Angeles Rams. That's it. 

Per Yates, the Rams were the only team to submit a waiver claim on the recently-released Panthers' quarterback Tuesday. 


Los Angeles was a favorite to land Mayfield in part due to their high waiver priority this week, behind only Houston, Denver and Chicago. 

None of those three franchises - or any of the ones behind Los Angeles for that matter - put in a bid for Mayfield, so he wound up being claimed by the Rams. 

The rise of Justin Fields in Chicago and the heavy financial investment into Russell Wilson by Denver might've kept the Bears and Broncos out of the Baker sweepstakes, but what about Houston? 

Sitting at 1-10-1, the Texans have seen regression from Davis Mills in his sophomore campaign and have recently benched him in favor of journeyman backup Kyle Allen.

Houston passing on Mayfield today could mean that they're committed to taking a quarterback in the upcoming draft, or, perhaps there was something else they didn't like about the former Browns and Panthers signal caller. 

Regardless, today's lack of interest in Mayfield could foreshadow a limited market for the quarterback next year. Mayfield is set to become a free agent after this season ends.