Los Angeles Rams QB Baker Mayfield is expected to be active on Thursday night against the Las Vegas Raiders, according to a Thursday morning tweet from NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero.
Mayfield’s status will depend on how John Wolford has recovered from a neck injury. Wolford completed 14 of his 26 passing attempts and gave up two interceptions against the Seattle Seahawks.
Rams Head coach Sean McVay said Baker Mayfield had a real possibility of playing against the Raiders.
“Sean McVay said he leans toward Baker Mayfield being active against the Raiders tomorrow night,” ESPN NFL Nation reporter Sarah Barshop said in a Wednesday tweet. “McVay said it would be an unprecedented turnaround for Mayfield to play, but he has no doubt the QB could do it.”
Mayfield was claimed off of waivers by the Rams after he was waived by the Carolina Panthers on Monday, five months after the Panthers spent a 2024 conditional pick to trade for him with the agreement to pay less than half of his salary. Mayfield threw six touchdowns and six interceptions in six starts for the Panthers this year.
Mayfield threw two interceptions and completed 21 of his 33 pass attempts against the Baltimore Ravens in his final game with the Panthers, falling just short in a back-and-forth battle.
Rams QB Baker Mayfield. Photo courtsey of Ari Meirov/Twitter