Baker Mayfield headbutts teammates without helmet after Panthers win (Video)

Baker Mayfield headbutts teammates without helmet after Panthers win (Video)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

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Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield didn’t play against the Falcons but that didn’t stop him from celebrating the win in a bizarre fashion.

Baker Mayfield was pumped after the Panthers beat the Falcons on Thursday Night Football, 25-15. So pumped he decided to risk a head injury.

Instead of giving his teammates a celebratory hug, the backup quarterback decided to headbutt them as they came off the field.

It should be noted that Mayfield was not wearing a helmet while completing these headbutts.

Baker Mayfield headbutts Panthers teammates without a helmet

That’s certainly a choice from Mayfield. Half of his teammates were apparently shocked by it. But if he wants to split open his forehead, that’s on him. He’s always been a bit intense. This might just be taking it a bit too far.

Twitter had some thoughts on it.

Baker Mayfield, whose commercial-starring fame went to his head, just couldn’t resist getting in on tonight’s act with a helmet-less head butt of a helmeted Panther.

— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 11, 2022

Man, poor Baker. My boy rather be concussed that back up the XFL legend…

“Non Football injured list gotta be better than this”.

— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) November 11, 2022

Baker trying to knock himself out 😂

— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) November 11, 2022

Mayfield didn’t need to put his helmet on at any point on Thursday night. PJ Walker took care of business as the starter with 108 yards on 10-of-16 passing. It was a quiet night for the QB but that’s exactly what Carolina needed.

His performance contrasted that of Marcus Mariota, who threw two touchdowns but also had an interception and took five sacks while making poor decisions and missing throws.

Meanwhile, Walker handed the ball off to D’Onta Foreman and that was enough.

The running back once again went off against his former team. In the rain, Foreman rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries.

D’Onta Foreman absorbing the essences of Derrick Henry and Barry Sanders before every Falcons game seems deeply unfair

— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) November 11, 2022

The Panthers have rushed for 159.5 yards per game since trading Christian McCaffrey.

They rushed for 90.3 a game before sending him to San Francisco.

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 11, 2022

Atlanta’s defense didn’t exactly make it hard on Carolina. Two Falcons defenders even blocked eachother on a Laviska Shenault touchdown.

The Panthers may be 3-7 but shockingly they’re not completely out of the NFC South race with this victory. The Falcons fell to 4-6 in second place behind the Buccaneers, who have a narrow lead in the division at 4-5.