One San Francisco 49ers star was not happy with Baker Mayfield’s pregame actions before Monday night’s game on ESPN.
Richard Sherman called out the Cleveland Browns quarterback for allegedly not shaking hands before kickoff on Monday night.
The 49ers went on to beat the Browns, 31-3.
“What’s amazing, and annoying, was him not shaking hands at the beginning,” Sherman said, per NFL.com. “That’s some college s—. It’s ridiculous. We’re all trying to get psyched up, but shaking hands with your opponent — that’s NFL etiquette. And when you pull bush league stuff, that’s disrespectful to the game. And believe me, that’s gonna get us fired up.”
Sherman wasn’t the only 49ers player who made a point of calling out Mayfield on Monday night.
49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa mocked Mayfield with a “flag planting” celebration late in the blowout win. Bosa was also doing some trash talking.
“I was just screaming his name like, ‘Baaaaakerrrr. Baaaaakerrrrr. Come on, pick it up we want a challenge.’ Stuff like that,” Bosa told reporters.
BOSA PLANTED THE FLAG pic.twitter.com/keRAeZ6cCC
— Matt Edwards (@MattEdwards) October 8, 2019
Sherman added that Mayfield needs to “respect” the game.
“He hasn’t earned anything in this league. How many games has he won? He’s acting like he was the MVP last year. If (Patrick) Mahomes did that, it would be one thing. But he would never do that, because he has too much respect for the game.
“And when you see a guy who doesn’t? You humble him every chance you get. Because eventually, he will have respect for the league — or he’ll be out of it.”
It’s been a tough start to the 2019 season for Mayfield, who has struggled on the field while the Browns fell to 2-3.
Cleveland will look to get back in the win column on Sunday. The Browns are set to play the Seahawks at home.