Baker Mayfield: I never said I’m going to f—k Browns up

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Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield will be facing his former team in Week 1 and he’s admitted that the game means something extra because of how his time with the Browns came to an end.

Mayfield denies that extra emotion led him to tell Cynthia Frelund of NFL Media that he is going to “fuck them up” in the season opener. Frelund relayed the quote during a recent podcast appearance and it drew enough attention on Tuesday that Mayfield was asked about it on Wednesday.

Mayfield said he always wants to win, but that he never said what Frelund quoted him as saying.

“First, I didn’t say it,” Mayfield said, via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com. “Obviously everybody’s going to write whatever story they want, there’s history  that I played there the last four years. I’m an extremely competitive person. Everybody knows that. If I wasn’t wanting to win then there would be a really big issue with me being the quarterback here. I want to win in everything I do. That’ll never change. That is not how I phrased it. It’s not even what I said.”

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett said “we’ll take it and we’ll use it” in reference to Mayfield’s purported quote about the matchup, but one imagines there wasn’t much need for extra motivation to kick off the season with a strong performance against the former Brown.

41 responses to “Baker Mayfield: I never said I’m going to f—k Browns up

  1. Okay. If he did not say it then I withdraw my criticism of him for saying it.

    Whether he said it or not, just the fact that he is denying it is a good sign.

  2. Should’ve owned it, even if he didn’t actually say the words. It’s a good sentiment and something the NFL could actually use more of. Fans wants spirited contests.

  3. baker being baker ..he just can’t keep his mouth shut…wonder how long the panthers will put up with this crap…

  4. Mayfield may be telling the truth here. People think he hasn’t matured but I think the last 2 years he’s been much more professional and restrained than people give him credit for. He’s gone through a lot of crap the past year especially and done a good job of taking the high road through all of it.

    And even if he did say that and was thinking he was off the record, then I still don’t blame him.

  5. Mayfield has been the mature one in the Browns relationship since the season ended, so this statement is not consistent with that. Then again, given the way the Browns have leaked all the negative stuff like a bunch of cowards, I don’t really blame him if he did say it.

  6. most want to see Baker stick it to the Browns. the small % of us that are Browns Fans dont !!!

  7. Somehow I doubt that Miss Frelund invented this quote, she made herself a good reputation with her football IQ, not the kind to look for a manufactured scandal I think.

  8. Bro, just own it! Of course that’s what you want to do, and I’m good with that quote. If you don’t want to do that, then what are you doing? You’re good for a quote… talk as much stuff as you want!

  9. trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube. should have stood by it. 1 garbage time td, 3 INTS, 5 sacks

  10. haha Baker walking it back after realizing its better for his health not to piss of Garrett and Clowney!

  11. He might not have said it, but that’s certainly Baker’s thinking. Perfectly natural, and I don’t blame him!

  12. Watching media squabbles between Cleveland and Carolina is like watching an episode of Bum Fights.

  13. He’s scared of Myles Garrett breaking him in half. Of course a retraction was coming from him.

  14. This is childish. Baker needs to focus on more important matters–like new Progressive Insurance commercials.

  15. Everyone knows he’s thinking it and he said it. It’s pretty weak trying to backtrack on it afterwards. If you back it up, nobody will care.

  16. gremlin says:
    August 31, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    He did that to the Browns while he was playing for them……

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    That’s a funny way to describe getting them their first playoff win in 30 years.

  17. He could be worried about the possibility of having a helmet swung at him. Might have changed his tune a little.

  18. This is why he’s no longer in Cleveland. Still behaving like a 2nd grader! He not only said it, now he’s calling her a liar! Good luck with this mess, Carolina!

  19. ilovefishinginsteadofnfl says:
    August 31, 2022 at 5:05 pm
    baker being baker ..he just can’t keep his mouth shut…wonder how long the panthers will put up with this crap…

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    About as long as the Browns put up with a sexual predator and deviant I would guess. Baker said nothing out of the way or that any other player has not said before… If he even said it. Hopefully the Panthers will embarrass the Browns and the Browns do what they do and prove how pitiful they are by losing every game this year.

  20. calebcrawdadidodeclare says:
    August 31, 2022 at 7:07 pm
    trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube. should have stood by it. 1 garbage time td, 3 INTS, 5 sacks

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    There is a good chance you are right with that stat line. I fully expect the Browns QBs to throw a few Interceptions and be lucky to score at all. Baker meanwhile will hit for at least 3 TDs with maybe one INT tipped ball type and one sack. Come back here Monday and see which one of us is right.

  21. 100% he said it now since he denied it i hope he gets killed when they play the Browns. You cant backtrack like that Baker come on man!

  22. Well Carolina fans, welcome to your Baker era where 99.9% of your teams news will be about what he did or didn’t say or do with his fan boys and haters making the entire team about him.

    The guy is an ok QB (a slightly less reliable Eli Manning) but gets the media attention like he’s Tom Brady because much like the Tebow’s and Manziels of the world college football fans worship him.

  23. pftpro says:
    August 31, 2022 at 5:44 pm
    No where to run, Baker, Myles on your left and Clowney on your right…

    Almost like Clowns to the left of me Jokers to the right.. Wondering if that’s what you were going for?

    Panthers are stuck in the middle with you (Baker). LOL

  24. Even if he did say it, or something like it, so what? Who wouldn’t say it in his situation?

    Much ado about Nothing.

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