Baker Mayfield spoke with the media Wednesday and, as always, was full of great quotes
In a series of tweets from Ben Axelrod, we got some insight from Baker Mayfield on a plethora of topics. Axelrod also had some quotes from other players on the Cleveland Browns, however, in this piece, we will just be covering what Mayfield had to say.
The first topic that Mayfield discussed was facing off against former teammate Sheldon Richardson on Sunday in the Browns’ Week 4 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
Mayfield was asked if he expected to hear from Richardson on Sunday. He responded by saying, “As long as he’s not wearing that single-digit like he did in the preseason — I thought that made him look a little softer in the midsection. But no, he’ll be chirping for sure.”
Richardson spent the previous two seasons playing on the Browns. Throughout his time with the team, he experienced the propelling of Mayfield from a rookie filling in after an injury to the teams’ franchise quarterback.
The two formed a very good relationship both on and off of the field. While there may be an exchange of words between the two on Sunday, fans should not be concerned about there being any malice, bad blood, or physical altercations between the two.
The second topic he covered may still be a sore subject for the majority of Browns fans that are also Ohio State fans.
He was asked if he deserves some of the credit for the increase in the planting of flags on opposing teams fields in college football.
Mayfield responded by saying, “It’s funny because it wasn’t planned — none of it was. And now I’m in Ohio, so full circle.”
The event that he was asked about came after Mayfield lit up the Buckeyes. He finished the game with 386 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. Along with this, the Oklahoma Sooners took down the Buckeyes 31-16 in The Horseshoe.
After the game, once the Buckeyes were back in the locker room, Mayfield led the Sooners to the 50 yard line and planted an Oklahoma flag in the middle of the logo.
This made him one of the most hated players in the entire state of Ohio. However, as we have seen, Mayfield had his redemption arc in the state and he has evolved from one of the most hated to most loved.
In the years following this incident, more and more college teams have taken on the tradition to celebrate road wins.
While Mayfield was far from the first player to do this, it is very interesting to see an uptick in the trend along with seeing how life for Mayfield in Ohio has come full circle since then.