Baker Mayfield despatched a message to one in all his most infamous critics following the Cleveland Browns’ wild card victory vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Earlier this week, Fox Sports activities’ Colin Cowherd took word of Baker Mayfield sporting his hat backwards throughout a Zoom name with reporters forward of the Cleveland Browns’ matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers within the AFC wild card spherical.
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“Attention-grabbing. Carrying his hat backwards,” Cowherd stated. “What occurred to [Philadelphia Eagles quarterback] Carson Wentz’s season when he went to the rostrum together with his hat on backwards. Oh. You are unhealthy. The season unraveled.”
So after the Browns beat the Steelers 48-37 in a recreation that Cowherd predicted to be a “tire hearth” of a Pittsburgh victory, you knew what was coming subsequent.
Becoming a member of the Browns’ postgame Zoom name following the primary victory of his NFL profession on Sunday, Mayfield wore his hat forwards. However after being requested the primary query of his press convention, the No. 1 decide of the 2018 NFL Draft made a degree to show his hat round in an apparent nod to Cowherd’s criticism.
“Maintain on one fast second,” Mayfield stated as he turned his hat round earlier than answering a query.
Mayfield’s headwear adjustment marked the Browns’ second troll of Cowherd — who had been one of many 2017 Heisman Trophy winner’s most infamous critics relationship again to the 2018 NFL Draft — in as many weeks. With the sport on the road in Cleveland’s postseason clinching victory over the Steelers’ in Week 17, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski known as a play named “Maserati” — an obvious nod to one in all Cowherd’s criticisms.
“Once you’re a No. 1 decide, I need you to be a Maserati, not a Mazda,” Cowherd stated of Mayfield throughout a section in August 2018. “Baker’s a Mazda within the NFL. He appeared overwhelmed, bodily. He does not have an awesome arm.”
With the Browns headed to the AFC divisional spherical, the place they will face the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs subsequent Sunday, it might be robust to argue which of Cowherd’s criticisms has aged worse.