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Baker Mayfield confident about future, “had fun playing football again” in short Rams season

Baker Mayfield confident about future, “had fun playing football again” in short Rams season

Baker Mayfield he doesn’t know where he will end up next season.

But after getting a chance to be the starting quarterback again, even though he’s struggling Los Angeles Rams team, Mayfield is happy to enter the offseason.

“After seeing a place where I enjoy playing football again, it’s going to be hard to try something new,” Mayfield said after the Rams’ season-ending loss. Seattle Seahawks on sunday via ESPN’s Sarah Barshop.

“But it’s clearly going to be a big decision.”

He started the season with Mayfield Carolina Pantherswho traded for himself in a deal Cleveland Browns last season His time with the Panthers, however, was short-lived. He replaced Mayfield Sam Darnold Week 12, and was later released in December.

The Rams claimed Mayfield after several quarterback injuries, most notably Matthew StaffordHe suffered a spinal cord contusion.

Mayfield played in five games with the Rams. Although they only won two of those games, Mayfield finished averaging 170 yards per game and completing an average of nearly 63% of his passes. He threw four touchdowns to two interceptions, leading the Rams to a 51-14 rout. Denver Broncos On Christmas Day – the game that eventually led to Nathaniel Hackett’s dismissal.

Mayfield went 13-for-26 for 147 yards and threw an interception in Sunday’s 19-16 overtime win at Seattle.

Mayfield will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months. While the former No. 1 overall pick has had his struggles in recent years, he knows he still has what it takes to play in the league.

Where he is next, however, seems to be up to him, no one else.

“I know I’m good enough to be a starter [quarterback]Mayfield said. . “I have no doubt about that. It has to be the best choice for me. I’m not going to chase a check to begin with.”

Baker Mayfield will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason after his short stint with the Rams (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)





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