Baker Mayfield sees your critical tweets about him. Well, he sees most of them.
The former star Oklahoma quarterback, the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, does not forget what people say about him. He likes to use it as motivation.
Mayfield revealed in a recent profile by Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko that he keeps a list of media members who have "crossed a line" in his phone. He also makes sure to keep screenshots of offensive and critical tweets.
The NFL Draft prospect uses them as motivation.
Today, Mayfield is keeping a list of the media members who have crossed a line, he says, and he stores screenshots of offending tweets in his phone. All of it serves as motivation when he’s working out alone, he told (Russell) Wilson.
“At the same time it really doesn’t bother me that much,” Mayfield said of the criticism, “because I know the people that say some of these things have never actually taken a snap behind center, never had a 300-pound lineman about to hit them while they have to read the defense downfield.
“If I was worried too much about it, I’d be worried about the wrong things. But I do use some of it as motivation. I can listen to all the people patting me on the back, or I can listen to the people saying I need to get better. I know I need to get better, or else there would be nobody saying that.”
Hopefully Mayfield has a lot of storage available in his phone. For a player like him, the criticism and offensive tweets aren't going to stop.
You can read the full profile here.
Mayfield, a probable top 10 pick, will be watching the NFL Draft at home in Austin, Texas. The draft is taking place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington from April 26 to April 28.