While looking forward to the Cleveland Browns Week 4 game, Baker Mayfield was called overrated as hell, but it was Lamar Jackson of the Ravens who struggled on Sunday
Rex Ryan has said some foolish things in his career, but he outdid himself ahead of the Cleveland Browns game against the Baltimore Ravens. While on the ESPN show ‘Get Up‘, Ryan said that quarterback Baker Mayfield was “overrated as hell.”
Knowing Mayfield, it was no surprise that he would respond — and he did so in typical Baker fashion by basically reminding everyone that Ryan doesn’t have a job right now for a reason.
Of course, it didn’t die there as Ryan chimed in about how much trouble Mayfield would be in if he were coaching the Ravens.
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"“Baker Mayfield better be happy I’m not in the black and purple today on that sideline, ’cause he’d be in trouble,” Ryan said on Countdown via Justin Tasch of the New York Post"
He also pointed out all the weapons Mayfield had at his disposal while telling him not to be the “weak link” in their game plan. It looks as though No. 6 took that advice as he had a great game on Sunday throwing for 342 yards and a touchdown in the 40-25 win.
Clearly, that wasn’t the output of a player who is “overrated as hell.” However, there was one hyped-up signal-caller who didn’t have as good of a day on Sunday.
Lamar Jackson, the second-year Baltimore quarterback, ended up with 247 yards but a lot of that came in garbage time. As did one of his three touchdowns as he hit Willie Snead for a 50-yard touchdown with 30 seconds to go while the score was 40-18.
Jackson also threw his first two interceptions on the season — and those didn’t come in garbage time, but instead happened when he was trying to get his team back into the game.
It wasn’t his best game and a lot of the credit for that should go to defensive coordinator Steve Wilks who had another great game despite his defense being shorthanded.
But don’t expect Ryan, a former Baltimore assistant coach who clearly was biased in his Baker bashing, to give a similar assessment on Jackson this week even though he and the Ravens are now on a two-game losing streak.