‘Don’t Really Care’: Baker Mayfield Reveals His Genuine Feelings After Home Fans Boo Him

Published 11/23/2021, 4:04 AM EST
Nov 21, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws the ball against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports


Baker Mayfield has not been his 100% this season, which was pretty visible during his matchup against the winless Detroit Lions. The Cleveland Browns finished with just a small margin of 13-10, which clearly indicates a lacking in the Browns offense.

The Cleveland Browns booed upon Mayfield multiple times during the game on Sunday, which made the quarterback furious as on Monday he said, “Those are probably the same fans that won’t be quiet while we’re on offense and trying to operate. So, don’t really care.”

Baker Mayfield not happy with the booing part

It was definitely one of the worst performances by Baker Mayfield as he recorded a QBR of 8.6 (on a 0-100 scale). The quarterback completed 15 of 29 passes for just 176 yards with one touchdown pass to Nick Chubb and two interceptions, one of which came late in the fourth quarter of the game leading to a Lions field goal.

That was one such occasion when the FirstEnergy Stadium booed the 26-year-old quarterback. The booing made the quarterback uneasy and furious at some point, as after the game he walked directly to the locker room without shaking hands with the Lions and declining to speak to reporters.

“I’ve never dodged any questions or hid away from that… Just frustrated, removed the emotions and all that from it. Just decided it was best to wait,” Mayfield said on Monday. “Not one part of that’s about not being accountable. I’d be the first to tell you I played like s—. I don’t owe that to you guys, I owe that to my teammates.”

“My guys know that all I care about is winning. But I’m going to be frustrated if I do stuff to make it harder on us. And I did yesterday. And that’s just flat-out where it was,” Mayfield said. “But I’m never going to take winning for granted. That’s something that’s very hard to do in this league. And it hasn’t been a very common thing around here for a long time. So I’m just frustrated with how I played. That’s how I’ve always been. [My teammates] know how I’m going to come back and attack this week.”

Cleveland Browns need to make amends?

“He doesn’t feel 100 percent,” said Browns coach Kevin Stefanski on Mayfield. “He’s definitely battling.” Which is actually true since the QB is struggling through many injuries; he is yet to recover fully from a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, which he picked up in Week 2, along with that he is also reported to have sourness in his knee and foot. Furthermore, he was seen limping through the second half of the game on Sunday.

However, there is still time for the 6-5 Browns to lead the AFC North table, but for that, the Browns need to make serious amends in their plays since their next game will be against the 7-3 Baltimore Ravens. And as the two beast quarterbacks meet, it will be quite an interesting watch to see how Baker Mayfield improves against the MVP candidate Lamar Jackson.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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