Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray are going to be intrinsically linked as long as their football careers last. It is impossible to ignore the similarities in their careers.
Both transferred to Oklahoma after starting their college careers at Texas schools. Both wound up landing the starting job and thrived under Lincoln Riley, winning the Heisman.
Murray hopes those comparisons continue on that path, after he followed Mayfield as the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, to the Arizona Cardinals.
Mayfield, of course, went No. 1 the year before, and had a very strong rookie campaign once he won the starting role. The Cleveland Browns fan base hasn’t been as energized as it is now in years, if not decades.
The two Oklahoma star quarterbacks were teammates back in college. Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray clearly share a pretty strong frienship.
Mayfield was outwardly supportive of his former back-up all through the 2018 season and leading up to the NFL Draft.
That doesn’t mean he’s going to take his equipment advice though.
A picture showing the two side-by-side, wearing very similar visors, was tweeted by an OU fan account. Murray took the opportunity to rib Mayfield about the similarity.
— Kyler Murray (@K1) May 15, 2019
Mayfield wasn’t above reminding Murray where he stands in the NFL pecking order though.
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) May 15, 2019
Their likely successor, Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts, has also been known to wear a visor. Clearly, Oklahoma shouldn’t fix what isn’t broken.