Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield responds to Colin Cowherd
Colin Cowherd once again was critical of the Cleveland Browns as he questioned Odell Beckham’s happiness there, which drew a response from Baker Mayfield
Baker Mayfield has been the perfect quarterback for the Cleveland Browns both on, and off the field. There was some debate leading up to his selection last season but as of now, there seems to be no doubt whatsoever that general manager Jonn Dorsey made the right call when he took the Oklahoma gunslinger over USC’s Sam Darnold.
Since making him their franchise quarterback, Mayfield led them to more wins than they had the previous three seasons combined. He also broke the franchise record for passing yards by a rookie and the NFL record for passing touchdowns by a rookie.
So naturally, many Cleveland fans are excited by what’s to come — especially when you add in that the play caller who Baker thrived with is now the head coach and they added Odell Beckham, Jr. as his new No. 1 wideout.
Even with all that, there’s still one grinch who doesn’t want Browns fans happy — Colin Cowherd. As has become the norm for Cowherd, he took to the airwaves on Friday to count the way things could go wrong with Cleveland.
After he stated that the Browns could be a “complete and utter dumpster fire” and that OBJ doesn’t want to be in Cleveland, Mayfield showed again why he’s the perfect leader off the field as well. The second-year quarterback responded to Cowherd via Twitter and let him know that his “source” on Beckham was wrong and that Colin was kind of full of a little something in terms of his claims regarding the rest of the team.
Part of what makes Mayfield so fun is he has no issue with speaking his mind. He went on ‘The Herd’ with Colin Cowherd wearing a sweater that said “undraftable” after the sports pundit used that phrase to describe Mayfield.
He then went toe to toe with him when Cowherd cherry-picked one touchdown celebration to say Mayfield was a bad leader.
For years, Cleveland has needed a leader that will stand up for the team and city. They have that now with several of the big personalities on board, but none are as big as Mayfield. Whether Cowherd likes that or not, it makes him this team’s perfect leader.