Baker Mayfield Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Parents, Career, Stats, Net Worth, Biography & More

Baker Mayfield is a famous American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Following a stint with Texas Tech, Mayfield played college football at Oklahoma, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a senior. Baker Mayfield was selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft. Check all the details below about Baker Mayfield’s Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Parents, Career, Stats, Net Worth, Biography & More

Baker Mayfield Wiki/Biography

Baker Mayfield was born on 14th April 1995 (Age: 27 years; as of 2022) in Austin, Texas, U.S. His full real name is Baker Reagan Mayfield and he is commonly known as Baker Mayfield.

Baker Mayfield's childhood photo

Baker Mayfield’s childhood photo

His nationality is American and his ethnicity is mixed. His zodiac sign is Aries and he follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous football player in America.

Baker Mayfield Educational Qualification

Baker Mayfield completed his schooling at Lake Travis High School. And then, he attended the University of Oklahoma for his higher studies or for his degree. Also, he played football for his school and for his college and then he enters his professional football career and played for so many teams and won matches for them.

Baker Mayfield Physical Stats

Baker Mayfield's Physical Appearance

Baker Mayfield’s Physical Appearance

  • Height: 6′ 1″ inches
  • Weight: 98 kg
  • Body Measurement: 40-32-35
  • Eye Color: Grayish Blue
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Shoe Size: 8

Baker Mayfield Family & Parents

Baker Mayfield was born into a middle-class family to American Parents. His father’s name is James Mayfield and his mother’s name is Gina Mayfield.

Baker Mayfield with his family

Baker Mayfield with his family

He has one sibling as the second of two sons. His family always support him in his all decision related to his professional career.

Baker Mayfield Girlfriend & Relationships

Baker Mayfield’s dating status is single and his marital status is married. Mayfield married Emily Wilkinson (wife) in 2019 July.

Baker Mayfield with his wife

Baker Mayfield with his wife

He doesn’t disclose any other information related to his past girlfriends. They both lived happily together and enjoy their life joyfully.

Baker Mayfield Career & Stats

He was the began quarterback for the Lake Travis High School Cavaliers football team in Austin. Mayfield led Lake Travis to a 25-2 record in two seasons and won the 2011 4A State Championship. Mayfield finished his high school football career totaling 6,255 passing yards, 67 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

Mayfield received light recruitment and only earned scholarship offers from Florida Atlantic, New Mexico, North Texas, Rice, Sam Houston State, and Wyoming, but also received preferred walk-on offers from Baylor, Texas Tech, and Washington State.

College Career

Texas Tech

Shortly before the start of the 2013 season, he was named as the starting quarterback following a back injury of projected starter and former Lake Travis quarterback Michael Brewer. He is the first walk-on true freshman quarterback to start an FBS opener at the quarterback position. He passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns.

Baker Mayfield's college career with Texas Tech

Baker Mayfield’s college career with Texas Tech

Mayfield’s 43 completions of 60 attempts broke a school record held by Billy Joe Tolliver and fell only four completions short of the NCAA Division I FBS single-game record for completions by a freshman, held by Luke McCown. The game featured the last four former Lake Travis quarterbacks combined on both teams, Garrett Gilbert, Michael Brewer, Collin Lagasse, and Mayfield.

After being affected by a knee injury and losing the starting job to fellow true freshman Davis Webb, Mayfield finished the season with 2,315 yards on 218-of-340 completions with 12 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He announced that he would be leaving the program due to a “miscommunication” with the coaching staff.

Oklahoma

He transferred to the University of Oklahoma in 2014 January after playing for Texas Tech but had not contracted the Sooners coaching staff. Mayfield further elaborated in an interview with ESPN that he sought to transfer due to scholarship issues and a perception that he had earned the starting position and that further competition was not “really fair.” Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops confirmed that Mayfield would be walking on for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2014 February.

2015 season

He was named the starting quarterback for the Sooners after winning an open quarterback competition against Trevor Knight on 24th August 2015. He started against Akron on 6th September 2015. In the second game of the 2015 season, Mayfield started at Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. The Sooners were ranked 19th at the time and the Volunteers were ranked 23rd.

Baker Mayfield's career with Oklahoma Sooners

Baker Mayfield’s career with Oklahoma Sooners

In the third game of the season, Mayfield started against Tulsa. He had a career day, throwing for 487 yards and four touchdowns, including 316 yards in the first half. Mayfield also ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the 52–38 win. He helped lead Oklahoma to the 2015 Orange Bowl, which served as the semifinal for the 2015 College Football Playoff.

2016 season

He started off the 2016 season with 323 passing yards and two touchdowns in a 33-23 loss to Houston. On October 22, in a 66–59 victory over Texas Tech, Mayfield had 545 passing yards and seven touchdowns in a historic matchup against future NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Baker Mayfield played in 2016 for Oklahoma Sooners

Baker Mayfield played in 2016 for Oklahoma Sooners

Mahomes tallied 734 passing yards and five touchdowns to go along with Mayfield’s numbers in a game that broke various single-game passing records. It was announced that Mayfield and his top receiving target, Dede Westbrook, would be finalists for the 2016 Heisman Trophy on 2016 December.

2017 season

After a win against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, he planted the Sooners’ flag in the middle of the painted “O” at Ohio Stadium, causing a major public backlash on 9th September 2017. Baker finished 24-for-36 with five passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, and Oklahoma won the game by a score of 62-52.

Baker Mayfield played in 2017 for Oklahoma Sooners

Baker Mayfield played in 2017 for Oklahoma Sooners

Baker Mayfield was under fire again after an interaction during the game against Kansas in 2017 November. He also told their fans to “Go cheered on basketball.”In response, Mayfield issued another public apology.

On December 2, 2017, with the return of the Big 12 Championship Game after a six-year hiatus, Baker Mayfield led Oklahoma to its third straight Big 12 championship, with Oklahoma beating the TCU Horned Frogs 41–17.

Baker Mayfield won MVP honors while Oklahoma clinched a second playoff berth in three years. Mayfield won the 2017 Heisman Trophy with a sweeping majority on 9th December 2017. He became the first and only walk-on player to ever win the Heisman Trophy with a sweeping majority on 9th December 2017.

“Baker Mayfield rule”

When Baker Mayfield transferred from Texas Tech to Oklahoma after his freshman year, he filed an appeal to the NCAA to allow him to be eligible to play immediately at Oklahoma on the basis that he was a walk-on and not a scholarship player at Texas Tech, therefore, the transfer rules that apply to scholarship players should not be applicable to his situation.

Baker Mayfield attempted to appeal his initial loss of eligibility to the Big 12 Conference faculty athletics representatives but was denied in 2014 September. On June 1, 2016, the Big 12 faculty athletic representatives voted against a rule proposal that would have allowed walk-on players to transfer within the conference and not lose a year of eligibility.

The next day, the rule proposal was amended to allow walk-on players, without a written scholarship offer from the school they are transferring from, to transfer within the conference without losing a season of eligibility.

Professional Career

Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns drafted him with the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Baker Mayfield signed a 4-year rookie contract with the Browns on 24th July 2018 with a deal worth $32.68 million in guaranteed salary.

2018 season

Baker Mayfield played in his first NFL game in Week 3 against the New York Jets, replacing an injured Tyrod Taylor with the Browns down 14–0. He became the first player since Fran Tarkenton in 1961 to come off the bench in his debut, throwing for more than 200 yards, and leading his team to its first win of the season.

In Week 5, Baker Mayfield threw for 342 passing yards and one touchdown as he earned his first victory as a Browns’ starter, in a 12–9 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens.

In Week 10, Mayfield led the Browns to a 28–16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. throwing for 216 yards, three touchdowns, and a passer rating of 151.2, with no turnovers. The following week, Mayfield led the Browns to their first away win since 2015, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He completed 19 of 26 passes for 258 yards and four touchdowns.

Baker Mayfield played for cleveland browns in 2018

Baker Mayfield played for the Cleveland Browns in 2018

Baker Mayfield also won the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week fan vote for the sixth time. On December 29, Mayfield was fined $10,026 for unsportsmanlike conduct during the game. As reported by The Plain Dealer, Mayfield “pretended to expose his private parts” to Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens after throwing a touchdown to tight end Darren Fells.

Kitchens later defended the gesture as an inside joke between the two. Mayfield’s agent Tom Mills said they would appeal the fine. While Baker Mayfield was considered by many to be the favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year for 2018, the award was given to Giants running back Saquon Barkley.

On the annual Top 100 Players list for 2019, Mayfield’s peers named him the 50th-best player in the league, one spot behind teammate Myles Garrett.

2019 season

Baker Mayfield threw for 285 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans. After the blowout loss, Mayfield said “I just think everybody just needs to be more disciplined. I think everybody knows what the problem is. We’ll see if it’s just bad technique or just see what it is. Dumb penalties hurting ourselves and then penalties on my part.

Just dumb stuff.” Against the San Francisco 49ers, Mayfield struggled against a stout 49ers defense, completing just 8-of-22 passes for 100 yards with two interceptions as the Browns were routed 31–3.

Baker Mayfield played for cleveland browns in 2019

Baker Mayfield played for the Cleveland Browns in 2019

Baker Mayfield recorded his first game of the season with two or more passing touchdowns in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills, completing 26 of 38 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner to Rashard Higgins, as the Browns snapped a four-game losing streak with a 19–16 win. In Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Baker Mayfield became the first Cleveland Browns QB to start all 16 games in a season since Tim Couch in 2001.

2020 season

Baker Mayfield threw for 189 passing yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the 38–6 loss. Mayfield was replaced by Case Keenum in the third quarter due to aggravation of a minor rib injury he suffered in the previous week’s game.

In Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Mayfield started off slow completing 0 of 5 passes with an interception, but later completed 22 of 23 passes for 297 yards and a career-high five touchdowns including one to Donovan Peoples-Jones with 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to help secure a 37–34 Browns’ win.

On 8th November, Baker Mayfield was placed on the reserve, COVID-19 list, after being in close contact with a person who tested positive for the virus.

Baker Mayfield played for cleveland browns in 2020

Baker Mayfield played for the Cleveland Browns in 2020

Baker Mayfield tied Otto Graham for four first-half touchdowns and the victory marked Brown’s first winning record since 2007. Hence, Baker Mayfield was named the FedEx Air player of the week for week 13. In Week 17, Baker Mayfield and the Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 24–22 and earned their first post-season playoff berth since 2002.

In the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Kansas City Chiefs, Mayfield threw for 204 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception during the 22–17 loss. Baker Mayfield was ranked 71st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021.

2021 season

On 23rd April 2021, The Browns exercised his fifth-year option for the 2022 season, worth $18.9 million guaranteed. It was disclosed that he was playing with a partially torn labrum which he suffered during Brown’s Week 2 victory over the Houston Texans on 7th October 2021. Due to the injury, Baker Mayfield was ruled out for the Browns’ Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos, missing his first game since taking over as the Browns’ starter in 2018.

Baker Mayfield played for cleveland browns in 2021

Baker Mayfield played for the Cleveland Browns in 2021

On November 14, 2021, Mayfield suffered a right knee contusion during their crushing Week 10 loss to the Patriots. While the injury was not severe, coach Kevin Stefanski decided not to put him in for the rest of the game due to Baker Mayfield absorbing hits and the game being out of reach.

The Browns announced Mayfield would undergo surgery on the torn labrum, ending his season. Baker Mayfield was placed on injured reserve on 5th January 2022.

Carolina Panthers

Baker Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers for a 2024 conditional fifth-round draft pick on 6th July 2022. He competed against Sam Darnold for the starting position with the team. On August 22, 2022, Mayfield was named the Week 1 starter for the Panthers for their game against the Cleveland Browns.

Baker Mayfield played for Carolina Panthers

Baker Mayfield played for Carolina Panthers

Baker Mayfield suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Panther’s Week 5 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, which makes him miss the next week against the Los Angeles Rams. On 5th December 2022, he requested and was granted his release by the Panthers.

Los Angeles Rams

Baker Mayfield was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Rams, who inherited the remaining $1.35 million on his contract on 6th December 2022. Baker Mayfield played against the Las Vegas Raiders two days after being claimed off waivers.

Baker Mayfield played for Los Angeles Rams

Baker Mayfield played for Los Angeles Rams

Baker Mayfield was named the NFL Offensive player of the week following his 98-yard game-winning drive. In a Week 16 matchup against the Denver Broncos, Baker Mayfield led the Rams to a dominant 51–14 win while completing 24 of 28 pass attempts for 230 yards and throwing for two touchdowns.

Baker Mayfield Awards & Achievements

NCAA Accolades

Baker Mayfield wins Heisman award

Baker Mayfield wins the Heisman award

  • Heisman Trophy in 2017.
  • 2x Heisman Trophy Finalist in 2016, 2017.
  • Maxwell Award in 2017.
  • Walter Camp Award in 2017.
  • Davey O’Brien Award in 2017.
  • Associated Press Player of the Year in 2017.
  • 2× Sporting News Player of the Year in 2015, 2017.
Baker Mayfield wins 2nd Burlsworth Trophy

Baker Mayfield wins 2nd Burlsworth Trophy

  • 2× Burlsworth Trophy in 2015, 2016.
  • 2× Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2015, 2017.
  • Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2013.
  • 2× First-team All-American in 2015, 2017.
  • 3× First-team All-Big 12 in 2015–2017.
  • First former walk-on to win Heisman Trophy.
  • NCAA passer rating leader in 2017.

NFL Accolades

  • 7× Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week in 2018 Weeks 3, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17.
  • 2x AFC Offensive Player of the Week: Week 16 in 2018, Week 7 in 2020.
  • PFT Rookie of the Year in 2018.
  • PFWA Rookie of the Year in 2018.
  • PFF Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2018.
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2018.

Baker Mayfield’s Net Worth

Baker Mayfield’s net worth is estimated at $12 million dollar. His occupation is a famous American Football player he played so many matches and tournaments in his school and college and now he played in professional teams and earned money from them.

Baker Mayfield’s annual salary is $8,170,745 as of January 2023. Baker Mayfield signed a four-year contract for the fee of $32,682,980 with the Cleveland Browns including a $21,849,440 signing bonus.

Baker Mayfield Social Handles

Baker Mayfield Amazing Facts

  • Currently, May field plays for Los Angeles Rams.
Baker Mayfield's jersey no.

Baker Mayfield’s Jersey No. 17

  • Baker Mayfield’s jersey number is 17.
  • His position in his team is quarterback.
  • On February 25, 2017, Mayfield was arrested in Washington County, Arkansas on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and fleeing and resisting arrest.
  • Baker Mayfield began shouting obscenities and “causing a scene”.
  • He had a court date on April 7 for the public intoxication charge, he pleaded not guilty to all charges.
  • Baker Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers in 2022.

 

 

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