After taking shots at Hue Jackson and the Cincinnati Bengals on the ‘Manning Hour’, we asked fans if Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield was too careless with his words
This year has been the year of Baker Mayfield. The Cleveland Browns No. 1 overall pick. He quickly became the biggest star the Browns have had for years and has made plenty of headlines in doing so. Not all have been great headlines though as Mayfield has rubbed a few people the wrong way.
First, it was Colin Cowherd, who criticized Mayfield only to have the quarterback come on his show and defend himself in an epic way. Mayfield also made waves when he called his former coach, Hue Jackson, fake and later stared him down after a big play as Jackson looked on for the Cincinnati Bengals.
More recently, Mayfield was a guest on ‘The Manning Hour’ during the FOX pregame show with Cooper Manning. On there, he dissed Jackson as well as the Bengals — and even made a reference to a gesture that the NFL fined him for.
Mayfield also called out Tony Grossi for saying Kyler Murray was closer to Johnny Manziel than he is to Baker.
With all this going on, Baker has again found critics who believe he shouldn’t be so quick to say what’s on his mind. While we at DPD respectfully disagree with that sentiment, we wanted to see what the majority believed.
So, we took to the Twitter machine to ask those who support the Browns if Baker and his carefree ways bother them. An overwhelming percentage said they approve of their quarterback’s antics.
While this poll doesn’t represent the entire fanbase, it does show that an overwhelming amount of people who love the Browns are totally fine with Mayfield being brash. And honestly, they should be.
This is who he is and what makes him great. Mayfield had this same attitude at Oklahoma and it helped him go from a walk-on to a Heisman Trophy winner. A player with that résumé is exactly the kind of guy who will turn the Browns into a team that no one wants to face.
After years of hearing people use them as the butt of their jokes, this is a great new leaf to see the team turn over. And Mayfield has as much to do with that as anyone,