Supposedly leaked Baker Mayfield Seahawks jersey is a fake

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In late June, we rarely turn up our noses at news. The supposed news that the Seahawks accidentally leaked on their pro shop a page for ordering a Baker Mayfield jersey is definitely fake. And we only mention it because plenty of people seem to be regarding it as the real deal.

Have a look. A close look. Look at the bottom. Look at the name above the 6 on the jersey.

It’s not Mayfield. It’s Diggs.

Quandre Diggs wears No. 6 for the Seahawks, currently. So someone changed (but not completely) the information on the page for ordering a Quandre Diggs jersey to make it look like a Mayfield jersey.

That’s the dynamic that made us instantly skeptical of the claim. Because Diggs already has No. 6, the Seahawks wouldn’t instantly launch a page to order a Mayfield jersey with No. 6 on it. He may not even end up with No. 6, if he even ends up on the team. If he does, it wouldn’t be immediate, requiring them to do what the Jaguars did last year when Tim Tebow was on the team (no, it wasn’t a fever dream) and the Jaguars sold jerseys without a number assigned to it.

This doesn’t mean Mayfield won’t be a Seahawk, even if my own personal reaction to the recent suggestion that the Seahawks still have a high level of interest in trading for Mayfield was that it feels like an effort by someone to create a market that doesn’t exist. The clock is ticking toward either a resolution of his status with the Browns or a degree of awkwardness that would be far more entertaining than any news of a trade or a release could ever be.

7 responses to “Supposedly leaked Baker Mayfield Seahawks jersey is a fake

  1. Smart move by Baker here.

    Too bad Seattle doesn’t want him though.

  2. Ahem, once again: the Seahawks are looking at the NFC West landscape and have calculated that it’s not worth trying to win for the next 1-2 seasons. Trying to stockpile high picks and re-load.

  3. They should try and make something Work. Mayfield’s a competitor and is cleared, healthy and eager to excel.

  4. I honestly think that Baker still has significant upside. When not hurt, he has shown great competitiveness, toughness, and accuracy.
    I think there are a number of teams that would take him (at the right price) as a backup, but won’t do it because the fans would clamor for him if their starter faltered in any way.

    He’ll land somewhere and I believe he will succeed. Unless it’s somewhere with NO receiver and a non existent O-Line.

  5. The name on the (very obviously fake) Twitter account that posted the jersey photo was “Baker Breadman”. This account has posted a bunch of nonsense since this saga started. It’s pretty easy to sleuth out.

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