NEWS Rams ask QB Baker Mayfield to waive waivers ahead of 49ers

Rams ask QB Baker Mayfield to waive waivers ahead of 49ers

Latest December 6th at 1pm rams Baker Mayfield waivers announced Tuesday, preventing the rival 49ers from getting him. According to ESPN, he could be an immediate starting role for the 3-9 Rams.

For recently cut quarterback Baker Mayfield to enter the Bay Area, two things have to happen: The Niners have to take him, and three-quarters of the league has to pass up the chance to claim him. Reports since the Panthers waived Mayfield on Monday indicated that neither is likely.mayfield may have hope his release time Going to the Niners, but it doesn’t seem like he’s going to get his way.

“It would surprise me,” Kyle Shanahan said Monday of the 49ers’ claim to Mayfield. “We’ve got to talk more this afternoon. I’ve been a fan of him, but I feel good about our players. We’ll look into everything, but I’m very happy with where we are.”

Of course, Shanahan may be bluffing. For example, he frenzied running back Jeff Wilson hours before sending him to Miami at the trade deadline. But enough has been said about other teams claiming the former No. 1 pick that it probably won’t matter. Adam Schefter said on Tuesday In the morning, “Mayfield is expected to be waived today. … Mayfield is unlikely to land in San Francisco.” NBC Sports Bay Area reports nine would be “It would be surprising if he wasn’t claimed before it got to them.”

The NFL gives priority to teams’ waiver applications in reverse order of record; the Niners are 8-4, sixth in the league, meaning nearly the entire league wants to capture Mayfield ahead of them. The deadline to claim Mayfield is Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT.

Mayfield has struggled in six starts for the Panthers this year, completing a career-low 57.8 percent of his passes and finishing near the bottom of the league in most statistical categories. With Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo out for the season, seventh-round pick Brock Purdy provided a solid performance for the 49ers in Sunday’s win over the Dolphins, going 25-for-37 for 210 yards and two touchdowns.

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