Baker Mayfield, the Los Angeles Rams quarterback, will be in action on Thursday against the Las Vegas Raiders in National Football League (NFL) game week 14.
The Rams listed Mayfield as active for the game less than 48 hours after he landed in Los Angeles following a period in waiver. The Rams claimed earlier on Tuesday that the 27-year-old has been put off waiver and was made active to start Thursday’s game.
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Sean McVay, the Rams coach, said on Wednesday that the decision to start Mayfield on Thursday was “unprecedented”, given that he has had such a short turnaround. However, McVay added that the quarterback would be “capable of it, if we asked.”
Baker Mayfield family: All about parents James and Gina Mayfield, wife Emily Wilkinson, brother Matt Mayfield
Born in Austin, Texas, on April 14, 1995, Mayfield is the second son of Gina and James Mayfield. James Mayfield, his father, is a private equity consultant while his mother Gina Mayfield is most likely a homemaker. Not much information is available in the public domain about the Mayfield parents.
His elder brother, Matt Mayfield, is one of the biggest support systems the quarterback has ever had. Although Matt did not pursue a career in football, he was instrumental in instilling a passion for the game in his younger brother.
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According to reports, Matt Mayfield attended Texas A and M University and played walk-on baseball there. He is married to Kennedy Mayfield, a yoga instructor.
Baker Mayfield is married to Emily Wilkinson since 2019. She was born in Nebraska on April 4, 1991, and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She initially worked as a patient coordinator at a plastic surgery clinic after moving to Los Angeles from her home town Omaha. She is now a social media influencer.