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liquid_moonlight

This is Baker’s opportunity to show that he can still compete. If he doesn’t have at least a decent showing in LA I would think that he’ll be relegated to a backup role wherever he plays in future years, assuming he can even stay in the league.


DoesntMatterBrian

Let's be real, even Nathan Peterman is still in the League.


PM_ME_COOL_RIFFS

Coaches seem to really like Peterman for some reason. He must be great in practice/the film room or something.


sonnylarson

“You can get a long way by being just a good hang” If you show up to work, do what’s asked, be a good team player you can last as a backup in this league


PoorlyLitKiwi2

You've convinced me. I'm gonna go get my helmet


make2020hindsight

Availability is sometimes the best ability. Be punctual, do what you’re told, and keep your head low. The tallest blade of grass gets cut first. If you can’t handle me at my worst you should know it’s also my best. I have tons more demotivational sayings.


Atty_for_hire

Sign me up coach. I feel low and I’m looking to go lower


Oregon49er

Backups are scout team qbs. He might be great at that.


HiddenInLight

He's always looked really good in practice.


njdevils901

yeah mayfield is a #1 pick too, he's gonna get chance after chance


UsidoreTheLightBlue

You have a call, Jamarcus Russel on line 3.


njdevils901

too b fairrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, Jamarcus played like one of the worst #1 picks in NFL History, and Baker helped take the Browns to the playoffs and won a playoff game. Baker will get lots of opportunities, also I don't see Baker eating himself out of the league, although if he does I wouldn't blame him, food tastes good


Lukacris12

Bortles was 2nd overall and he had trouble finding backup roles


webby2538

Bortles was 3rd overall and was a backup for 4 different teams after leaving Jacksonville. Josh Rosen was getting snaps last year for the Falcons


NSOS_throwaway

Backup QBs like him usually stick around because they’re *really* good *backups*. It sounds funny but there’s a specific skill set that really sets apart good backups. They’re essentially an extra coach, great at learning different looks and how to exploit different defenses, finding weaknesses, etc. A lot of first round picks don’t cut it as backups and fizzle out for eh league quickly where random dudes like Josh McCown and Ryan Fitzpatrick stick around forever


Iginlas_4head_Crease

Damn, last time I saw him he was running that magazine seinfelds friend Elaine worked for. He must be old as fuck


couchjitsu

Matt Cassel was in the league for 14 years. He had two 10 win seasons, one on the Pats which got him traded to the Chiefs where he had one. Baker has already done more in the playoffs (beating PIT) than Cassel ever did (missed them w/ NE and lost in KC)


CheekyMunky

As a third-string Bear. Does that really count?


DoesntMatterBrian

Well he’s getting paid a few hundred thousand dollars a year so… yeah?


ArmadilloAl

Second-string Bear, now that the Semon Demon's on IR.


Jwindy1987

XFL let's ride


Thelife1313

It sucks what hes walking into tho. No elite receivers or running game, a haphazard oline… who tf could be successful? Cuz stafford couldnt this year.


CB1984

He was pretty good as a playaction reliant guy with the Browns. So we can break out the Goff playbook and see how that goes. Can't be worse than it is at the mo. Get back to lots of WR sweep motion at the snap*, lots of playaction, and then targets to Jefferson, Skowronek and Higbee over the middle. And the classic which we've not made a feature for years which Gurley feasted on: playaction to RB, screen to RB when everyone naturally goes "oh, it's playaction, that means the RB isn't getting it" drops off and then the screen hits. Playaction in-breaking stuff is something we still do well, but haven't been doing a tonne of because we didn't previously need to with Stafford. It creates room behind the LBs for those in routes, it potentially opens up deep shots if the safeties bite, it slows down the pass rush a bit, and if teams play inside leverage it makes it easier to win on out-breaking routes. *This is actually made for Tutu Atwell. Cos he's fast as fuck, but is too small to block or beat press. Putting him in at-snap motion basically makes him a blocker, because the defence needs to account for the possibility of a handoff, but also makes him a moving target behind the line of scrimmage who is basically impossible to press.


Corgi_Koala

Yeah if he can't improve under McVay he's probably done as a starter forever.


PaoloPWD

Idk if I would call 4-5 weeks with this Rams team a career reset lol.


BIH-Marathoner

Rams worst ranked o-line in the league through week 9 according to PFF. Panthers are ranked 21st FWIW. Baker is not gonna fix anything on that awful team even if he provides league average QB production.


FreeWillie001

I don’t even think the point of the tweet is that Baker will fix anything. Just that he gets a new opportunity with a great coach.


BIH-Marathoner

I didn't think it was, either. Sorry if I made it seem that way in my post.


welsman13

We're not looking for a fix but at the very least this adds some depth to the position. It's pretty obvious Wolford and Perkins aren't it so Baker gets an audition for next season to be Stafford's backup.


sonnylarson

It’s a win/win for all parties involved, I’m not really sure Stafford has much left in the tank, so Baker gets a chance to prove he’s worth the roster spot next year and maybe a look if Stafford goes done again. He’s still just 27 years old, we saw what 3-4 years on the bench did for a Geno smith type, you can’t rule that out with Baker yet


welsman13

For sure


BIH-Marathoner

That makes a lot of sense. It would be a relatively inexpensive option for a backup that has some experience.


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or potential starter if Stafford decides to call it quits with his spinal injury


sonnylarson

Sure but getting to work with McVay can very much help him out, he gets 4-5 weeks to work with one of the best offensive coaches in the league, if he *can* be fixed McVay would be one of the few who I think can tap Into it


HumbleMFWABAD

Oof that's going to be a trainwreck but I wish him well.


jcfritz23

He’s resetting his career to become a stable backup. I don’t think the Rams would claim him without wanting to groom him into their #2 next year.


welsman13

100% this is the move. The Wolford experiment is over.


cornchips88

Can the Perkins experiment be over before it really starts, too? I've seen enough :(


welsman13

Think the Rams have as well since Wolford started this past week.


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jcfritz23

No one cares about a 7th round compensation pick lol


cornchips88

You haven't heard the famous [Les Snead quote](https://i.imgur.com/ohAsfwK.png)?


bigframe79

fuck them picks...


jxher123

Given where the Rams are offensively, bad OL. If Baker is hoping for a revival, it may not be with the Rams this season lol


SharpMind94

McVay made Goff look good. I think this will be a good opportunity. for Baker to get a different perspective. Rhule wasn't exactly the best


imaybeacatIRl

Weirdly Goff looked good for the Rams, and for the Lions. Its almost like he's pretty good.


josh1123

Campbell is also making Goff look good, maybe a good QB looks good regardless, Baker got beat out by Sam Darnold and Philip Walker


Expendable_Red_Shirt

> maybe a good QB looks good regardless, Tua tho


ColtCallahan

Goff looked good when he had Gurley and great receiving weapons. This Rams team has no run game, no receivers, no O line and nothing to play for.


2057Champs__

This sub never fails to go above and beyond to hide just how not good Baker is….it’s almost stunning honestly


Flyingchairs

Was thinking the same thing, it’s is a brief stint at most haha


Strokeslahoma

It worked out for Von Miller


thy_armageddon

Another chance at another chance.


ianthebalance

I'm giving you one last change before my next last pre-chance


PSUDolphins

Then we move on to Northeastern Regionals!


this_account_is_mt

I feel like we would've taken a chance but knew someone earlier would already grab him. Shanahan knows Mcvay well after all.


bluechips2388

Kyle probably texted sean yesterday. Kyle: Hey, you claiming Baker? Sean: Yep Kyle: Dick


sirvalkyerie

Well no reason not to. You don't lose your spot or anything if someone in front of you claims him. It would've been trivial to put in a claim even if you knew someone ahead would too


schmatz17

Its so PR wise they can say they never did, and keep Brocks confidence up


makkdom

But why would that mean the Niners wouldn’t even put in a claim if they actually wanted Mayfield? I don’t think they had any interest if they didn’t try.


Swarlos262

They could have been planning to sign him after he cleared wavers, but yeah they probably just didn't want him.


Saki1122

If they know they won’t get Baker, no point doing anything that might hurt their rookie QB confidence.


nine8whatwhat

Baker to save the season and ruin the Lions’


nomdreas

With how decimated the Rams offense is right now he might actually be in a worse situation than he was at the start of the season with Carolina. Ouch!


JesterSooner

Nah. No Matt Rhule in LA. Never underestimate Matt Rhule’s ability to fuck things up.


Let_me_taste_it

It's more than a little funny that both OBJ and his nemesis passed this way in the same calendar year.


jwick89

He’s had like 3 career resets.


brockisampson

Baker "The Cat" Mayfield


RushC2

So your saying he has 6 more starting jobs left in him?


brockisampson

That and he also jumps around all nimbly bimbly drinking milk from a saucer.


Tuxedocat1357

The Rick Mirer of the 21st century


ArmadilloAl

Oh God, we're gonna trade a 1st round pick for him, aren't we?


josh1123

No there's only 4 cat teams in the NFL 3 since we can exclude Carolina now


RushC2

Ahh, how do you feel about your future QB then?


OldOrder

Well our offensive line is dead so he is gonna need another one after this.


NiceDiggz

Yeah Raiders are going to pound him into the ground.


rucker6776

He only had one, on one of the worst teams in the league with one of the worst coaches in the league


ineedahaircutbadly

He lost his job to an XFL quarterback


Kenny_Pickett

Idk if we get to call him that anymore if he got an NFL job...


2057Champs__

He lost his job to PJ Walker and Sam Darnold, but yes, I’m sure random redditors who’ve been pounding the table about how great he is, know better than almost everyone else with eyes


the_c_is_silent

Also, just the fact that now twice he's been up for grabs and it took months before the Panthers took a chance and now, only one team went for him. It's not even just that he sucks, it's obvious NFL teams think he sucks too.


vitey15

He basically got hit with the Men in Black memory reset thingy a few times


Kenny_Pickett

Just like he's had three teams?


itsyournameidiot

Jerks


BruntFCA_

Seems like a good spot for him


LotsofSports

Pass knocked down at the line of scrimmage. Leave the pocket - back and to the right every time.


ineedahaircutbadly

So are we pretending Baker is actually a good qb who hasn't gotten a fair shake? Guy has had multiple "career resets", call me crazy but I don't think McVay magically fixes him


Superddone20222

i don’t think anyone is pretending that but it is funny coming from a bengals fan when you consider cincinnati is the one team mayfield destroyed repeatedly


the_dawn_of_red

*Nick Chubb destroyed us. We absolutely sell out to try to stop him and it just doesn't work.


Superddone20222

oh there was whoopins from baker too man. he owned the ben gals.


the_dawn_of_red

Yeah really, before he got there you guys lost 7 straight to us, since we've been 1-8. If that's the price we have to pay for a super bowl contender so be it


Superddone20222

i don’t blame you lol. browns have been bad for as long as bengals. idk if we ever get our turn. beating cincy is our one thing we got lol.


the_dawn_of_red

No the Browns have been much worse since division realignment than the Bengals. You guys have hit lows we can't even imagine.


Superddone20222

lol sure have. you don’t get to be the worst by winning games here and there. you gotta lose em all baby.


the_dawn_of_red

I'll see you guys next week, best of luck


tidesoncrim

Baker 'Geno Smith' Mayfield


2057Champs__

r/nfl was writing conspiracy theories yesterday about how he planned this and was texting cmac to be able to go to the 49ers, of course they’re not gonna just come out and say he’s not good, we have a whole summer of bullshit koolaide to back that up


TMSXL

He’s not, but he’s better than the QB’s we have now.


venustrapsflies

yeah this is less about Baker getting an opportunity and more about needing warm bodies to take snaps. No QB in the league looks good behind our current OL


OMGDonutz

I just want to see him succeed. Idk why but i do


HereComesJustice

Baker to the CFL after this


ecupatsfan12

Xfl


Iginlas_4head_Crease

Nhl


OrcaRedFive

Hell, I want Baker in the ELF, I would unironically be hyped as fuck DO IT, RHEIN FIRE!


HauntingOkra5987

McVay going to turn Baker into a perennial!


BushcraftButItsPubes

Hopefully he can redo what he did to Stafford


jwick89

It’s probably not going to happen these next 5 games given the injuries to the o line and their WRs being done for the season.


player75

Just need to sign obj. Baker and obj on the same team. Wow


TBoneTheOriginal

Stafford was *never* comparable to Baker. Most people knew Stafford was a stud on a bad team.


ElizabethAnnWashingt

I suspect this was more about keeping him from the 49ers than anything else. Although I honestly don't know why as the Rams are already out of it


2057Champs__

Yes, I’m sure the rams were so terrified of a guy who just lost his job to an XFL QB going to the 49ers and winning a SuperBowl….r/nfl and baker Stan’s sure do go above and beyond to make baker look better than he actually is


ElizabethAnnWashingt

Literally a Cowboys fan who could give a fuck about Baker Mayfield. Divisional opponents blocking each other on the waiver wire is as old as the waiver wire


CluelessNFLFan

Does this mean Baker Mayfield will cost another HC his job?


JesterSooner

Are we really pretending that Hue Jackson, Freddie Kitchens, and Matt Rhule were Baker Mayfield’s fault?


CTG0161

The fact that 2 of them should have been fired prior to the season shows the incompetence of the organizations


JesterSooner

And the third should have never been hired as HC


CluelessNFLFan

You're probably right. To be honest, I don't know too much about play calling and all of the formations still look the same to me so I can't speak too much on coaches. But after watching some Panthers games this year, Baker didn't look so good in my amateur eyes.


JesterSooner

He didn’t, but then again no one did… including CMC who started dominating again the instant he got traded to the 49ers. Baker won’t have that kind of a turn around, but I do expect him to play a lot better under McVay than he did Rhule


_ravenclaw

I’m not saying Baker is great but I don’t think it’s fair to call him who he is based on his Panthers run, lol. I think there’s potential for Baker to be a starter in the league, even if lower end.


Ok-Wasabi2873

No. McVay is safe. Usually coaches get a few years after a Super Bowl win.


_TurkeyFucker_

McVay would have to have multiple 4-13 or worse seasons in a row before his seat gets warm. This is the first season the Rams will be under .500 since he got here, and that's mainly due to everyone dying. If everyone gets healthy next year and the year after and we're still ass, then maybe it's time to *think* about moving on, but even then I'd still give him another year.


JasonPlattMusic34

There’s a better chance that he decides to bounce after next season than us firing him even if we go 4-13 next year


CluelessNFLFan

Got it thanks. I personally think McVay is a great coach and couldn't help but think of how Doug Pederson got fired by the Eagles in like 2 seasons after the super bowl win.


MG_MN

49ers didn't make a claim? Interesting


DTSportsNow

They very well may have known the Rams were gonna put a claim in and then there's no point in putting a claim in


sirvalkyerie

Well no reason not to. You don't lose your spot or anything if someone in front of you claims him. It would've been trivial to put in a claim even if you knew someone ahead would too


bitsweetner

Signaling. If they put the claim in it gets spun as they don’t trust in Purdy. In fact they would be better off him not getting claimed. Could then renegotiate contract after waivers


shiftry

My thoughts are that if he fell all the way to the 9ers odds are he would’ve just gone all the way to free agency and they could have gone and gotten him then anyway. Not putting in a claim could’ve been done to show support to Purdy moving forward. So now it looks like the 9ers are all in on what they have and the locker room isn’t unnecessarily awkward with Purdy feeling like his coaching staff and front office doesn’t believe in him.


jordanbc23

Baker and Kim K?


ty_kanye_vcool

It's not like we're gonna keep him.


Fonsimal

Baker va bosa twice a year? Sign me up


Psychological_Fix864

Why rams why?


Jabroni_City

Well for starters their back ups are trash


ArmadilloAl

Their starter is on IR, their backup didn't practice on Monday (and was limited in practice today), and they play on Thursday. Signing Baker's better than going into a game with only one healthy QB.


monstertweety

Why?


throughNthrough

I guess that closes the door on OBJ back to the Rams


Tashre

Career reset or career hospice?