Baker Mayfield is ‘poor man’s Johnny Manziel,’ ESPN star says

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Baker Mayfield got here beneath hearth from some soccer speaking heads Friday following a report he could request a commerce within the offseason.

ESPN school soccer analyst Paul Finebaum blasted Mayfield in an interview on ESPN Cleveland and didn’t have a lot good to say in regards to the Cleveland Browns quarterback.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield walks to the locker room after the Browns defeated the Detroit Lions 13-10 Nov. 21, 2021, in Cleveland.
(AP Photo/David Richard)

“I got into it with him in college,” Finebaum stated, through Pro Football Talk. “He came after me on Twitter. And I thought he was a punk then and nothing has changed. He is a poor man’s Johnny Manziel. I think Cleveland ought to get rid of him. I don’t know if it’s possible, but I think the Browns are wasting their time with this guy.”

According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Mayfield could think about a commerce request if he isn’t reassured on adjustments that he believes must be made earlier than the 2022 season. One of the problems is reportedly coach Kevin Stefanski’s play-calling and whether or not Mayfield is put right into a place to succeed.

Mayfield addressed the report in a tweet Thursday.

“Clickbait. You and many other Cleveland local media continue to be drama stirring reporters with no sources or facts. Don’t put words in my mouth so you can put food on your table. I’m not your puppet,” he wrote.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws during the first half of a game against the Chicago Bears Sept. 26, 2021, in Cleveland.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws through the first half of a sport towards the Chicago Bears Sept. 26, 2021, in Cleveland.
(AP Photo/David Richard)

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The Browns already exercised a fifth-year possibility on Mayfield. He’s set to earn greater than $18.85 million in 2022 and might be in line for a profitable extension.

Cleveland made Mayfield the No. 1 general choose of the 2018 NFL Draft. He has been the primary quarterback for the reason that days of Tim Couch and Kelly Holcomb to steer the Browns to the playoffs. This season, the Browns narrowly missed out on the postseason.

Cleveland Brown Baker Mayfield throws during the first half against the Green Bay Packers Dec. 25, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis.

Cleveland Brown Baker Mayfield throws through the first half towards the Green Bay Packers Dec. 25, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis.
(AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Mayfield has battled by means of not less than three accidents this season, together with to his non-throwing shoulder. He has amassed 3,010 passing yards and 17 landing passes towards 13 interceptions.

On Monday, the Browns misplaced 26-14 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Ben Roethlisberger’s potential remaining house sport of his profession. Mayfield was 16-for-38 for 185 passing yards, two landing passes and two interceptions. He was sacked 9 occasions.

Source: Fox News

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