Baker Mayfield issued a strong response to a critical ESPN analyst who called on the Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback to "grow up" following his comments on Hue Jackson.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft explained to reporters after the Browns' win over the Bengals why he was upset with Jackson. Mayfield and the former Browns' head coach had a somewhat awkward post-game meeting on the field on Sunday.
“He left Cleveland and goes in to Cincinnati. I don’t know…it’s just, someone that was in our locker room asking for us to play for him, and then goes to a different team that we play twice a year. Everyone can have their spin on it, but that’s how I feel," Mayfield said of Jackson.
Some have loved this comment from Mayfield, while others have criticized him.
ESPN analyst Damien Woody fell in the critical camp, comparing Jackson's hiring with the Bengals to Mayfield's decision to transfer within the Big 12.
“Baker Mayfield needs to grow up," Woody said.
Mayfield responded to the ESPN analyst's comments on Instagram.
You can criticize Mayfield all you want, but you certainly can't criticize him for not being honest. Few athletes in his position would be as honest and outspoken as he is when it comes to stuff like this.
And, for that, we are very thankful of Mayfield.