Baker Mayfield Sends Twitter Into a Frenzy After UFO Sighting Claims

Published 03/04/2021, 6:46 AM EST
Aug 20, 2020; Berea, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) looks to head coach Kevin Stefanski for help during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


Baker Mayfield led the Cleveland Browns to the NFL Playoffs in 2020. The AFC North franchise ended their regular season campaign with an 11-5 record.

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They finished 3rd in their division behind the Lamar Jackson-led Baltimore Ravens. However, they still secured a Wild Card Playoff berth.

Dec 14, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws the ball past Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (90) during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

They went on to upset rivals Pittsburgh Steelers with a 37-48 win. But their season came to an abrupt halt in the Divisional Round. Mayfield and Co. bowed out with a humbling 27-17 loss to Super Bowl LIV winners, Kansas City Chiefs.

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The 3rd-year quarterback ended the 2020 NFL season with 3,500+ passing yards and 26+ passing TDs against 8 interceptions. He is expected to return as starting quarterback for Kevin Stefanski’s side in 2021.

However, in the meantime, Mayfield seems to be enjoying some time off from the field.

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Baker Mayfield is known for his wacky commercials and outspoken attitude. His brazen personality is what divides Browns fans at times.

Some claim his arrogance will be his downfall while others compare him to other outspoken players such as Tom Brady, Marshawn Lynch, Dez Bryant, and even Browns teammate Odell Beckham Jr.

Once again, Mayfield has made headlines for unconventional reasons. The 25-year-old took to Twitter on Wednesday night to report a potential UFO sighting while he was on his way home from dinner along with his wife Emily Wilkinson.

As per his recollection, Mayfield saw a ‘bright ball of light’ shoot down the sky near Lake Travis in his hometown of Austin. Expectedly, Twitteratti had a field day with this and social media went berserk with some insane Baker Mayfield memes.

Here are some interesting fan reactions to Mayfield’s recent tweet

Of course, fans were quick to bring in Colin Cowherd (a stern critic of Mayfield and popular talk show host) memes.

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Alien enthusiasts will be aware that Ohio has a rich history of UFO sightings. Almost 50 years ago, a small-town policeman from the city chased a flying saucer into Pennsylvania.

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Last week, an American Airlines pilot also reportedly saw a cylindrical-shaped object resembling a missile or UFO on the Texas-New Mexico border. Do Mayfield and his better half need to re-evaluate their choices for supper, or is there something deeper at play here?

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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