Baker Mayfield didn’t play a single snap in Week 10’s win over the Atlanta Falcons but he still came away as a major story for what he did when celebrating with his teammates.
With time winding down and victory in hand for the team on Thursday night, cameras caught the fifth-year veteran delivering some congratulatory headbutts to his teammates. They had helmets on, but he did not.
During a conversation with reporters on Wednesday, Mayfield was asked why he chose to head-butt his teammates.
“I’ve always done that. It just so happens that it got caught on camera. I’ve done that since college. I love this game and I love my teammates. We work together too hard not to enjoy it. Yeah, a good head butt every once in a while goes a long way.”
Mayfield so far during the 2022 campaign has just 1,117 passing yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions. He’s also only completed 56.6% of his passes and has won just a single game he’s started.
Mayfield has appeared in six games this season. In his six starts, he posted a record of 1-5.
Mayfield has been named the starter for Week 11—when the Panthers visit the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. With PJ Walker down due to a high-ankle sprain, he has a chance to show the team what he has and keep the job.