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The Los Angeles Rams may have scored twice. requested Senior quarterback Baker Mayfield waived Tuesday.
The reigning Super Bowl champions now have another option under the center, Matthew Stafford is still in the injured reserve and John Wolford is battling a neck injury.
Los Angeles also ensured that Mayfield did not land with the San Francisco 49ers, who had to lean against Brock Purdy as a starter for potentially 7-8 weeks with Jimmy Garoppolo due to a Lisfranc injury, according to ESPN. Adam Schefter.
Social media applauded the acting of Rams general manager Les Snead.
Evan Lazar @ezlazar
Claiming Baker in a way that the 49ers couldn’t, the Rams are the episode-rival grunt you love to see. https://t.co/v0mKPFng76
Dave Damesek @damesek
Just to be a jerk to his arch-rival the Niners?
I hope so!
This is somewhat trivial behavior > change to form in midfield https://t.co/yuYbKRqVxH
Dugar, Michael Shawn @MikeDugar
Yanno, after watching Bryce Perkins and John Wolford for the past two weeks, I totally understand why Sean McVay said let’s try the Baker thing. https://t.co/Ja3IXRqBtn
Alex Barth @RealAlexBarth
I’m only blocking the Nine… https://t.co/5mVoxYvG3n
schefter Still, she threw some wet blankets over the rhetoric when she reported that the Niners had not requested a waiver for Mayfield.
Some also wondered if San Francisco was playing 3D chess.
Steven Ruiz @theStevenRuiz
Baker by tricking Jimmy’s McVay >>>>> https://t.co/O7PRYLVl8u
PointsBet Sports Betting @PointBetUSA
CMC sees Niners fail to take Baker Mayfield pic.twitter.com/DtYyH34NZa
Matt Barrows @mattbarrows
… angry that the 49ers played the Rams twice. https://t.co/LRK4b7Kj6g
At 3-9, the Rams weren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoff race, but their postseason pursuits were virtually over.
Playing the spoiler role and helping the Niners reject an NFC West title gives Los Angeles the little bit of satisfaction it can get from a disappointing season.