Social media has field day with Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson comparison
Browns fans weren’t having it when a question was asked about who is the best quarterback from the 2018 draft which included Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson as options
Cleveland Browns fans are among the most passionate in all of sports.
They will go through serious lengths to show their support for their team and they’re so important to the overall success of the NFL that when Art Modell stole them from the city, the league stepped in and gave them their team back.
This past weekend, they again showed their undying support for the orange and brown when they unloaded on socual media when CBS Sports HQ asked a question about who is the best quarterback from the 2018 NFL Draft.
The options given were Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills, and Lamar Jackson of the Ravens.
There were several fans who were quick to claim Mayfield was the right choice and they pointed things out such as his rookie record for touchdown passes — which has since been topped by Justin Herbert but is still impressive since he beat Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson.
Others did give their respects to Allen, saying he had a sensational season in 2020 but overall, claimed Mayfield’s body of work has been the best.
However, the most enjoyable part of this has been the fun poked at Lamar Jackson. The quarterback for the hated Ravens is known for his sensational running ability but has had some hiccups as a passer. For that reason, there have been several hilarious responses telling CBS Sports HQ that they accidentally put a running back on the list.
As good as all those takes are, the best comes from one of the more famously funny Cleveland fans, Chris McNeil — better known as Reflog_18.
McNeil took to Twitter to claim Mayfield is the top choice while also crossing off both Allen and Jackson. But the best part of his tweet, was the inclusion of one of the forgotten about quarterbacks, Josh Rosen with a simple “lol” under his picture.
Rosen is seen in this image in a San Francisco 49ers uniform, which is his fourth club. He was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals before being traded to the Miami Dolphins after just one season.
He then spent 2020 on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad for the majority of the season before being picked up by the 49ers for the final few weeks.
Rosen isn’t the only quarterback from that class to struggle to make it in the NFL either. Sam Darnold — who many assumed would be the No. 1 overall pick instead of Mayfield — went to the New York Jets at No. 3 overall.
He spent the past three seasons with the Jets but after failing to convince them that he’s the face of the future for them, Darnold was just sent to Carolina.
Whether you think Baker Mayfield should be ahead of Allen or not, the fact is, Cleveland made the right choice taking No. 6 over Darnold. And it’s great to know that he’s not only in the conversation for the best from his class, but he’s also the future of this organization under center.