Baker Mayfield Earns NFL Honor After Week 14 Performance

Isaiah De Los Santos
Los Angeles Rams QB Baker Mayfield has earned recognition for his Week 14 performance.
Los Angeles Rams QB Baker Mayfield has earned recognition for his Week 14 performance. / (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Week 14 played out like a movie for Baker Mayfield. Just two days after being waived by the Carolina Panthers, the former No. 1 overall pick helped lead the Los Angeles Rams to an improbable comeback win on Thursday Night Football.

Now Mayfield, who threw the game-winning touchdown pass, has earned an NFL honor for his performance.

Mayfield was named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week 14 after his showing against the Las Vegas Raiders. He was joined by Brandon Graham (DPOTW) and Eddy Pineiro (STPOTW) as the fellow winners in his conference, while Trevor Lawrence won the same award in the AFC.

Mayfield's whirlwind week began with him asking for his release from the Panthers. Carolina obliged, and Los Angeles decided to claim the former top pick off of waivers. He then got in one incredibly short practice with his new team before taking the field on the second drive of the game.

The QB immediately helped the Rams put points on the board, and he replaced starter John Wolford for the rest of the contest. Mayfield was able to keep LA in the contest, which led to a drive to remember with time running out. He took the Rams the length of the field after starting on their two-yard line and hooked up with Van Jefferson on the go-ahead 23-yard score to steal back the lead.

Mayfield will get another chance to strut his stuff in primetime against the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. The Rams are 6.5-point underdogs in that game, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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