After Tony Grossi compared Kyler Murray to Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield came to his defense and burnt Grossi in the process
It’s safe to say Tony Grossi isn’t a popular figure when it comes to covering the Cleveland Browns. The ESPN Cleveland personality has made several claims that raise eyebrows among the fan base, but now he’s starting to make enemies with prominent players for the Browns.
Recently, Grossi was quoted by Aaron Goldhammer, also of ESPN Cleveland, as saying that Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is more like Johnny Manziel than Baker Mayfield — which is what many people tried to say about Baker last season.
And Mayfield happened to see the comparison and stuck up for his friend. The Browns quarterback responded on Twitter to remind us all that Grossi isn’t one to be trusted as he said he would retire if the Browns drafted Mayfield first overall.
Obviously, Grossi didn’t endear himself to Mayfield when he made that comment and Baker surely didn’t forget it. Although, Grossi isn’t the only one who didn’t back up his words on the Browns No. 1 selection.
Goldhammer, who shared Grossi’s words on Twitter, also said that Cleveland would go a different direction and that he would eat poop if he was wrong. Yes, that’s what he said — and to his credit, he held up his end of the deal.
As for Murray, opinions vary on whether or not he will be successful in the NFL. However, comparing him to party boy Johnny Manziel feels cheap at best. If Murray isn’t able to make it, that would have to do with his size and not the myriad of off-field problems that plagued Mr. Football.