Kareem Hunt: Baker Mayfield is our guy

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has taken his share of criticism this season, some of it from fathers of current and former teammates.

Running back Kareem Hunt‘s dad took to Facebook to say that Mayfield is “scared to throw the ball” and the Browns “know he’s hurt.”

But Hunt doesn’t seem to have lost any faith in his quarterback, despite Mayfield’s performance through several injuries in 2021.

Baker’s our guy,” Hunt said Monday, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “He always gives it 100 percent each time he’s out there, so I believe he’s going to come out and be ready and compete.”

Since Week Three, the Browns have managed to score more than 17 points in a game just twice — a 47-42 loss to the Chargers in Week Five and a 41-16 victory over the Bengals in Week Nine. In the last three games, Mayfield has completed just 50.6 percent of his passes for 496 yards with three touchdowns, three interceptions, and a lost fumble.

But with a week to heal and self-scout from the bye, Cleveland’s expectation is that Mayfield will play his best football down the stretch. A resurgence from Hunt, who missed five games with a calf injury, could aid in that process.

4 responses to “Kareem Hunt: Baker Mayfield is our guy

  1. Really don’t get the Mayfield hate. He must have literally been begging Stefanski to play every week, because he’s clearly hurt, and Keenum is good enough to have kept them in the hunt for a few weeks before the bye.

    Having Chubb/Hunt back will help, because Mayfield clearly thrives in a run-first offense vs. the other way around. But like… dude is tough, seems like an a decent guy for the most part, wants to win, most QB-needy teams would scoop him up without hesitation.

    What am I missing?

  2. And if Mayfield just starts slinging the ball and gets a bunch of interceptions will Kareem Hunt’s dad be happy and understanding of the results that this ‘bravery/confidence’ produces?

  3. I hoped Stefanski watched that Bill Belicheck show he put on last night. 50MPH winds and ran the entire game. You can win football games that way and it was brilliant smash mouth football.

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