The Los Angeles Rams are officially down a quarterback, after Baker Mayfield went on to reach an agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, March 15 per ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Mayfield, who saw action in five games with four starts for the Rams after being released by the Carolina Panthers, was given one year with the Bucs as they aim to replace seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady, who guided the franchise to the Super Bowl 55 win.
“Former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield reached agreement today on a one-year deal worth up to $8.5 million with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per sources. Mayfield is now in line to be Tom Brady’s successor,” Schefter reported.
Mayfield is making his signing on the official start of the league’s calendar year, and when signings across the league become official.
The former No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft managed to take advantage of his new digs in L.A. — helping snap the Rams’ long losing streak on December 4 by leading the game winning touchdown to Van Jefferson over the Las Vegas Raiders. Mayfield improved his completion percentage to 63.6% and QB rating to 86.4 in his brief tenure with the Rams.
What the Rams are Now Left With
As of Wednesday morning, John Wolford and Bryce Perkins are still inside the “Rams House” and right behind Matthew Stafford.
However, both are still considered free agents.
Perhaps now, the Rams and general manager Les Snead can be convinced to resign one or the other. Especially with both not in the unrestricted free agent category. Wolford is a restricted free agent while Perkins is in the exclusive rights category.
This story will be updated.