Baker Mayfield: Reporters will do anything for a click bait story

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After a GQ interview that featured his comments about Giants quarterback Daniel Jones spread like wildfire on Tuesday, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has weighed in on the response to those comments.

Mayfield was quoted as saying that he “cannot believe” the Giants picked Jones sixth overall and that it “blows my mind.” After writer Clay Skipper told Mayfield it seemed that scouts can’t accurately predict who will be a good quarterback, Mayfield is “forget you’ve gotta win” and then goes on to say a player has “a history of winning and being that guy for your team or you don’t.”

In response to an Instagram post compiling those quotes without Skipper’s interjection that Mayfield posted to his Instagram story, Mayfield took issue with the way those comments have been presented.

“This is not what I said . . . just so we’re clear,” Mayfield wrote. “I also said I was surprised I got drafted number one. Then was talking about the flaws in evaluating QBs. Where I brought up winning being important. Reporters and media will do anything to come up with a click bait story. Heard nothing but good things and wish nothing but the best for Daniel.”

Jones has already shrugged off the comments about him and said he enjoys watching Mayfield play, so we’ll see if the reactions to the reactions cause everyone to move on to something else before Tuesday is out.

30 responses to “Baker Mayfield: Reporters will do anything for a click bait story

  1. Baker is a fiery dude. Browns fan here so use the filter. He does have a scorched earth policy so far on people who he feels slighted him, but I just don’t see him saying that about the Jones kid like that. He’ll have to elaborate on getting taken out of context. Altogether, I LOVE having some drama other than if Cody Kessler ate enough baby carrots to be better this year.

  2. The Brownies are quickly burning up the last few strands of goodwill they accumulated over the years.

  3. Everybody who wants to paint baker out as Manziel 2.0 doesnt know jack about the guy. He has a ego yes,but his teammates love the guy, and frankly that’s all that matters. If you don’t wear orange and brown you dont matter.thats the teams mindset and coach freddie. Just because baker hlgives actual quotes and not canned answers all the sudden he is a bad guy. This guy is a TWO time walk on. He knows all about being on the bottom and coming up to the top. He feeds off hate and it got him to where he is. The number one pick. People are so shook by the thought of the browns being good. They have personality that’s why we follow football year round for entertainment. So next time you get some bland answer from a qb or coach, just remember that baker and Freddie tell it like it is.

  4. When informed of the comments, Jones asked reporters to refresh his mind as to who Baker Mayfield was. “It it that soul singer from back in the day? He was great! No, right, that was Curtis. You mean the short scruffy looking guy who plays for the Browns? Ya, whatever…..”.

  5. So winning in college is a prerequisite of an outstanding NFL career… Tell that to all the QBs drafted in the 1st round that were busts. But he is a winner.. Dumb logic.

  6. Sure, members of the media will do anything for a click bait story. Most players are intelligent enough to know that and not say dumb things. Baker is not one of those players so why not put a mic in front of him and ask him a question when you know he’s going to say something provocative? I can’t imagine a guy like Tom Brady or Drew Brees of Phillip Rivers say things like that. Why? Because they are mature and smart enough to realize you just can’t say things like that. Mayfield still hasn’t learned that. He may never learn it so look forward to more inane comments and more whining from Mayfield.

  7. Baker’s right. Some sites will go so far as to blow up every quote from a Packers quarterback just because they know it will elicit a multitude of clicks and predictable inane comments.

  8. Tired of ALL those that have something to say about others. As the Tuna used to say win something before you have something to say.

  9. Part of this is the reality that the Browns players and their PR department just haven’t had a lot of experience with attention. But he’s personally been in the spot light a long time. I’m surprised he didn’t understand that some reporters will treat everything as says in interview or in passing as word salad origami. The biggest issue he and the Browns have right now is not implementing a media black out until games are played. Somebody in the Browns building needs to shut it down.

  10. superfanentertainment says:
    August 20, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    You’re probably right Baker. But we all know that you’ll do anything for a Pabst Blue Ribbon and a chance to look like a MASSIVE tool at baseball games.

    It was a Miller Lite.

  11. Yet again, 2 teams who went 11-20-1 last year, dominating the off-season story lines…glad the regular season starts soon.

  12. Some guys are the mouth, some guys aren’t. Baker shouldn’t be. You would have thought he would have learned by now.

  13. Isn’t this the same Baker Mayfield who has tried to convince everyone that he doesn’t pay any attention to “outside noise”? Guy is sure uppity for someone who is supposed to be down with it all.

  14. Not a good sign when you can’t control your mouth and then cry about it. He’s going to make everybody hate the Browns in short order.

  15. Yeah Baker will double down on calling out his former coach and a teammate, but for some reason is afraid to speak his mind on a rookie QB from another team in a different conference. Even though he has criticized the Giants handling of OBJ. Yeah I think I’ll buy Baker version over the guy that gets paid to drum up interest.

  16. “It blows my mind” is not a slight. It is a fact. Everyone’s mind was blown, including Jones. If anything, The Giants staff and owner should be the ones taking exception. That organization historically has a reputation for landing HOF draft picks.

  17. I’ve always appreciated honesty but there’s something extremely hypocritical about a guy who was labeled as a problem and viewed as the underdog to now turn around and besmirch the name of a rookie who hasn’t said/done anything warranting the criticism. Baker Mayfield has tremendous talent but I cannot respect a guy who decides to go after an individual who is in similar shoes to him.

  18. In addition to saying, ‘it blows my mind,’ Baker said the following which is what I don’t agree with:

    “Some people overthink it,” Mayfield told the magazine in a long feature. “That’s where people go wrong. They forget you’ve gotta win.”

    “Either you have a history of winning and being that guy for your team, or you don’t.”

    He’s referencing Jones’ time at Duke and how he had a losing record. Again, I find some criticism of Baker to be misdirected but he’s flat wrong here.

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