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Baker Mayfield Has Brutally Honest Comment On Giants QB Daniel Jones

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield throwing the football in warmups.

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 23: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield has no filter, even when it comes to his colleagues in the National Football League.

Mayfield was not shy when talking about the New York Giants' decision to take Duke quarterback Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Browns' second-year quarterback made his brutally honest comment in an interview with GQ.

Near our booth, a SportsCenter segment about the New York Giants catches Mayfield's eye. “I cannot believe the Giants took Daniel Jones,” Mayfield says, about New York's much-maligned draft-day decision to spend the sixth pick on the quarterback from Duke (whose college record was a measly 17–19). “Blows my mind.”

I tell Mayfield that I'm mystified that so many supposedly expert quarterback scouts seem unable to predict what makes a good NFL quarterback.

“Some people overthink it,” Mayfield says. “That's where people go wrong. They forget you've gotta win.”

Mayfield, of course, went No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns last year. His selection was somewhat surprising, though not nearly as stunning as the Giants' decision to take Jones.

Jones, who played collegiately at Duke, was far from a college football star, though he reportedly impressed the Giants during the NFL Draft process.

The rookie quarterback has impressed in the preseason, at least. Jones is 16 for 19 for 228 yards and 2 touchdowns in two games.

It's unclear if Jones will get a chance to impress in the regular season. The Giants are heading into the year with Eli Manning as the starter at the position.