Colin Cowherd: “Baker Mayfield’s NFL record is 12-16 and the knock on him is that he throws too many picks. Sam Darnold’s record is 10-15 and the knock on him is also that he throws too many picks. Both of their teams are 6-9, both of their teams just got crushed by the Ravens, and both of their numbers were nearly identical... So much is the same, yet Darnold is loved, cherished, and thought of highly by the Jets faithful, and Baker Mayfield was just booed yesterday and flipped off by fans. Darnold is easy to root for because humble people are like that, but Mayfield is booed because he’s cocky, snarky, has too many commercials, and is in love with himself. This is why I said from day 1 that I’m not handing my franchise to Mayfield and that personality. I said I’d draft Darnold because he’s more talented than Baker, and he’s a lot more mature. This is why I said Baker as a franchise quarterback is UNDRAFTABLE. His personality isn't built to overcome the chaos that Cleveland will force him to deal with.” (Full Audio at Bottom of Page)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he’s taking his victory lap for his memorable ‘Baker Mayfield is undrafted’ take that had put Cowherd in the crosshairs of Browns fans, and even Mayfield himself ever since Cowherd made the controversial take before Mayfield was drafted number one overall to Cleveland.
Two seasons later and Mayfield was booed and flipped off by Browns fans after Cleveland was officially mathematically from playoff contention in one of the NFL’s most disappointing seasons.
Listen to the audio below as Colin details why Baker was always way too cocky and self-absorbed to function as a successful franchise quarterback in the NFL, and explains why the Browns should have picked Jets quarterback Sam Darnold.