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Colin Cowherd: Baker Mayfield Should Retire If He Loses Job to Kyle Trask

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Colin Cowherd: “Baker is too big to be a backup, so if he loses to Kyle Trask he’s still got a chip on his shoulder a mile long. Last week he was quoted saying ‘I don’t need anybody to tell me how to play quarterback.’ It’s who he is. He’s making $4 million a year but to be a top analyst at a football network you’d make about $2-2.5 million, but the truth is that you don’t want to become a punchline. If Baker plays for 2-3 more years and this year goes 1-8 and gets hurt... By the way, he’s led the NFL in interceptions since he entered the league, was 2-8 last year; if he went 0-6 this year that meant he went 2-14 in his last 16 NFL starts. He'll become a complete and utter punchline. I’m dead serious, if you can’t beat out Kyle Trask, I'd retire, I'd call the networks, take a year off, practice, go to these companies and say ‘I want to get good at this’ and go be a rockstar.” (Full Segment Above) 

Watch Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks Baker Mayfield should literally retire from the NFL and pursue a career in broadcasting if he ends up losing the Buccaneers starting quarterback job to unheralded and anonymous backup Kyle Trask.

The 28-year-old Mayfield is trying to win the job Tom Brady relinquished from third-year player Kyle Trask, a former second-round pick from Florida who has attempted just 9 passes in two years in the NFL, and has never given any indications in preseasons' past that he can play at a high-level in the NFL.

Check out the segment above as Cowherd details why Mayfield should capitalize on his still respectable reputation as soon as possible and not become a ‘punchline’ if he loses the job to Trask and later becomes a washed-up former no. 1 pick who is always spotted on sidelines holding clipboards.

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