It has been well documented that sports talk show host Colin Cowherd is not the biggest fan of Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. Dating all the way back to the 2018 NFL Draft, Cowherd has voiced his displeasure with the former Sooners quarterback, referencing the run-ins with the law and on-field antics of Mayfield as concerns legitimate enough not to draft him.
Even since Baker Mayfield was drafted 1st overall that year, Cowherd has been quick to judge Mayfield. Thursday would be no different as Cowherd would once again fire off against Mayfield on his show The Herd.
According to Cleveland.com, Cowherd stated that “If Cleveland doesn’t make the playoffs, Baker Mayfield is getting fired.” While this is may be a statement with a plethora of leverage due to the quarterback’s struggles over the last year, it must be taken into account the situation the signal caller has been put in.
Since entering the league in 2018, Mayfield has played under four head coaches, and is now on his third offensive coordinator. This is not an ideal situation for any quarterback. After showing promise in his rookie season, he began to show struggles in a still pretty youthful offense last season. Once he finds his footing in head coach Kevin Stefanski’s system, we will see the quarterback that the Browns expected when they drafted Mayfield.
Cowherd may have all the ammunition in the world against Mayfield at the moment, but he may want to retract some of his statements considering Mayfield’s supporting cast has only gotten stronger. The third-year quarterback will get his act together soon enough, and Cowherd will be left eating his words.