Buccaneers' Baker Mayfield and wife Emily welcome first child: 'Everything we prayed for'

Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Baker Mayfield and his wife Emily made a special announcement Saturday.

Baker and Emily are officially first-time parents, welcoming a baby girl, Kova Jade, born Tuesday.

“A little girl joined us Tuesday evening, just before 7:30 p.m.,” Emily wrote in an Instagram story.

“She truly is everything we prayed for and more. We are enjoying life as a family of 4 – Fergus is so sweet and curious, Dad is so loving and Mom wants to pause time and do making these days last forever,” Emily captioned the photo, showing Baker holding her newborn daughter, alongside the couple's dog, Fergus.

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Emily and Baker Mayfield

Emily Wilkinson and Baker Mayfield attend the Rolling Stones 2023 Super Bowl Party at the Clayton House on February 10, 2023, in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Baker and Emily announced in December that they were expecting their first child

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The Buccaneers shared a photo of the proud new dad.

“Welcome to the Krewe, Kova Jade Mayfield,” the team wrote in a post alongside a heart and tears emoji.

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Two-time All-Pro wide receiver Mike Evans signed a two-year contract extension with Tampa Bay last month, and Mayfield signed a multi-year contract extension shortly after.

Mayfield and Evans seemed to have chemistry during their only season together.

Baker Mayfield runs with the ball

Baker Mayfield (6) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs with the ball during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on January 7, 2024, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Evans finished the year with 1,255 receiving yards, his tenth consecutive season surpassing 1,000 yards. He also had 13 touchdown receptions, the second most of his career.

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The Bucs have won the NFC South the last three seasons and beat the Philadelphia Eagles during the wild-card round in January.

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