Baker Mayfield was definitely excited after the Panthers’ 25-15 victory over the Falcons on “Thursday Night time Soccer.”
The 27-year-old quarterback – who performed nothing in Thursday’s sport – celebrated Carolina’s victory over their NFC South rival by headbutting a few of his helmeted teammates whereas sporting nothing however a baseball cap.
Given the rising concern over concussions and head well being within the NFL following the spooky incident of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in late September, the change naturally drew a variety of consideration, with Amazon’s Al Michaels commenting, “Good option to finish it.” within the concussion protocol though you don’t enter the sport.”
It has been a rollercoaster season for Mayfield, who was traded to Carolina in July after 4 seasons in Cleveland, the place the Browns chosen him first total in 2018.
Though Mayfield was named Carolina’s beginning quarterback over the summer time, he and the Panthers received only one sport of their first 5 video games. Mayfield additionally suffered an ankle damage in a Week 5 loss to the 49ers. Shortly thereafter, Carolina parted methods with coach Matt Rhule after two and a half seasons.
After Mayfield’s damage, the Panthers turned to backup quarterback PJ Walker. Carolina left Walker on the bench final week in a loss to the Bengals, with Mayfield taking part in effectively within the second half. Nonetheless, Walker bought the nod for the Falcons showdown.
Walker went 10 for 16, taking part in for 108 yards in moist and windy circumstances at Charlotte.
The Panthers, who’ve improved to 3-7, will go to the Ravens 6-3 subsequent Sunday.