A few days back, the Carolina Panthers announced the departure of their star quarterback, Baker Mayfield. Now, the Rams announced the signing of Mayfield, which shocked everyone. Notably, Mayfield has been pretty poor this season, as the Panthers are also having a forgettable season. On the other hand, last season’s Super Bowl champion, the Rams have plenty of injury concerns, which probably forced them to make this signing.
Notably, the Rams’ QB Matthew Stafford will most likely miss the remainder of the season due to a spinal cord contusion. So Mayfield will certainly have some game time under the head coach Sean McVay. However, NFL fans, particularly the Rams fans, bashed the franchise to sign Mayfield.
NFL fans show their displeasure after Baker Mayfield signs with the Rams
Earlier, the official Twitter handle of the Rams revealed the jersey number of Mayfield, as he will wear the number 17. Immediately, fans started mocking the jersey number and trolling the QB as well. One person on Twitter wrote:
he’s wearing the number of interceptions he’s gonna throw in the next 5 games
— alex (@highlghtheaven) December 7, 2022
One more fan also thought that was a weird number on him. Then another Twitter user joked about the number being his passer rating.
Thats his Passer Rating lol
— Mike D. (@MichaelDeGaeta4) December 7, 2022
One particular fan literally booed him on Twitter.
Has Baker Mayfield set a record for a #1 Pick being on the most teams before he makes it to his 2nd contract? If Sean McVay can’t help him…It’s doubly over..
What’s the difference between Baker and Johnny Manzeil? Asking for a friend.. 😂
— MrKevinF (@TheRealMrKevinF) December 7, 2022
Another Twitter user thought he was not a good QB and was very unreliable as well.
Baker sucks. Couldn’t do absolutely anything in Carolina. Browns didn’t want him. He’s not a very good QB. Unreliable.
— RANDY (@MADDAWG5099) December 7, 2022
On the other hand, the 49ers have opted out against signing Mayfield and chose to continue with a rookie after their star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending injury on his foot.
So, fans made fun of the Rams for that as well.
Let me get my math right… the 49ers who actually lead the division and have a chance to win it… decided to ride with their 3rd stringer over this guy… while the Rams celebrate their new savior. Lol.
— EverydayDonsplaining (@EverydayDon) December 7, 2022
With Stafford out, possibly for the remainder of the season, Mayfield has a good opportunity now to showcase his football prowess. Moreover, the Rams will most likely miss the playoffs as well after a horrendous season. So, there will not be any extra pressure on the 27-year-old quarterback.