“He Is a Must Isn’t Have”: NFL Legend Berates Baker Mayfield While Harshly Disagreeing With Joe Burrow’s Take on the Browns QB

Published 05/20/2022, 3:39 PM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 25: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns leaves the field following a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Browns 24-22. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback recently showed his belief in his rival teammate Baker Mayfield. Baker Mayfield plays for Cleveland Browns as a quarterback. But now, his position is endangered with the acquisition of QB Deshaun Watson by the Browns. As the relationship between Mayfield and the Browns is about to end, the question arises of how well this season will be for Baker.

Joe Burrow, who is far away from any harm, spoke about Baker and the new Browns QB Deshaun Watson. Bengals and Browns are long-time rivals who play under the North AFC division. Joe Burrow, whose career has sky-rocketed with the Bengals, had come in support and said“Baker will land on his feet. He’s a really good player.” 

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Overlooking the whole scenario, Shannon Sharpe of the Undisputed show had a different perspective. He completely disagrees with the statement made by Joe. Shannon on the show with Skip Bayless said, “I would say one, but I’m not surprised I’m going slower than one I’m going zero. I’m not surprised at all. He’s a bust. Baker is not very good. He’s average and no team is lining up to pay 19 million. No, he’s an average quarterback.”

Shannon clearly has to say Baker is an average quarterback because no team is rooting for the player. He is not a priority anymore, and no team sees him as their plan A, plan B, or even Plan C.

Well, no matter what Shannon Sharpe thinks of Baker Mayfield. But, it is a fact that Baker stood among the top 25 quarterbacks in the 2021 season.

Baker Mayfield pens down a letter thanking Cleveland Browns

In 2018 and 2020, Baker Mayfield had his finest NFL seasons. In 2018, he tossed 27 touchdowns while also throwing 14 interceptions. He threw 26 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2020. However, things did not go his way in 2021, as he tossed 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

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To get back on track, he must rediscover his previous form. Recently on Twitter, Baker Mayfield shared a letter in which he wrote about the love, success, and beautiful memories the team has given him. 

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So, now that Watson is ready to play for the Browns, we can expect some unexpected twists and turns. Mayfield may or may not be part of the Browns in the near future. On the other hand, he needs to step up in his game and establish his value in order to secure a spot with a new franchise. The 27-year-old still has a lot of potentials; all we have to do now is wait and see how he develops as a player.

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Aniket Srivastava

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Aniket Srivastava is an NFL Writer at Essentially Sports. Having completed his bachelor's in Architecture, he has worked under a few Architects until his love for writing urged him to be a full-time writer. Aniket has a keen interest in NFL and ardently follows two teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, because of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.

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